Day trip to kinashi

9 Jan

Today we took a 3.5hr train journey to the kinashi bonsai growers area on Shikoku, 3 changes needed and one running down the platform waving to get on a connection the very nice lady driver reopened the doors and welcomed us on.

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Once we arrived it’s not hard to find bonsai as one grower must be 8ft from the end of the platform so it seemed a good place to start.

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Not many shohin trees around the area but as you would expect manly black pine. This raft was something different and has good age.

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After a quick scout round the nursery and a chat with the owners son, it was time to move on over the next 4hr we went in and out of about 10 nursery varying in quality, but all had something to wow you.

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This is one tree and very well know but until you see the size you can’t appreciate it.

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This next one is one of my favourite pines in the area with blemish free lines and multiple viewing angles it’s great.

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The ramification on the elm was outstanding and it was huge.

Another day tomorrow and another show, stay tuned.
ūüėä

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