Typical Tree Form No.5 – 9

5 Fukinagashi (Streamer)

It is a tree form that draw a tree standing in strong winds by the seaside and on the slopes of the mountains, suitable for coniferous trees. Flow the narrow seedings by wire forming. Plant it in shallow pots as much as possible so as not to erase the vibrancy of the trees.


Making tips

  1. Flutter the branches and trunk in the same direction by wire forming.
  2. Run brunches in the opposite side to keep balance.
  3. Make the width wider than the height.
  4. Plant in a shallow pot.

6 Bunjin

“Bunjin Bokkaku” means writers and artists in Japanese. It comes from Bunjin faved that figure which elongated stem grew tall and thin in Edo era. Keep the branches on top and bend down branches by wire forming. Let’s choose a shallow pot for showing lightly.

Making tips

  1. Tilt to either side.
  2. Cut off the lower branch and keep branches and leaves in the upper one third.
  3. Bend down branch by wire forming.
  4. Trim an outline to the scalene triangle.
  5. Plant in Swallow round pot.

7 Kengai (Cascade)

Lower the trunk and branches below the bottom of the pot. It shows the shape of the tree living by the seaside and cliffs of a deep mountain. Plant in a deep pot.

Making tips

  1. Lower the main trunk below the bottom of the pot by wire forming.
  2. Bend down branches
  3. Keep the balance with branches on the opposite side flow.
  4. Trim an outline to the scalene triangle.
  5. Plant in a deep or medium deep pot.

8 Kabudachi (Bushy tree)

It’s a tree form where three or more trunks stand from one root. There are thick, thin, long and short trunks, and express a landscape like woods on the whole. Obtain a tree with multiple trunks or a tree that shoots easily bloom at the base.

Making tips

  1. Set a main tree that is thickest and highest on center of bonsai.
  2. Place the second and third stems on both side of the main tree.
  3. Make the depth by arranging the fourht and later on the outside and back.
  4. Put wires on each trunk and make curving to flow side so open it.
  5. Trim an outline to the scalene triangle.

9 Yoseue (Container gardening)

Plant the same kind of multiple trunks in one pot. The number of trunks is an odd number of 3 or more, there is no upper limit, but beginners should challenge from around 3 to 7 pieces. Set the biggest and longest trunk as the main tree, the second and third are as sub tree. Set the third and more in well balanced to create a landscape with deep forests.

Making tips

  1. Set a main tree that is thickest and highest on center of bonsai.
  2. Make the depth and the breadth to set short trunks in back and edge.
  3. Shape an outline to the scalene triangle.
  4. Make it in odd number.
  5. Place it while keeping the distance between the main tree and the front so as not to be side by side

Although it’s not necessary to fit in these forms, because each tree has its own taste, finishing it to the tree form that use its characteristics makes it a beautiful bonsai.