Styling cascade bonsai - kengai
This shape has the trunk and the branches growing downwards from the pot to describe the tree on a cliff as if it has been blown down by severe nature phenomenon such as wind, snow and storm.
Key Points to make this shape
1. the trunk and the branches must grow downwards below the pot
The main part of the bonsai (red circle) needs
to be below the edge of the pot(black line)
2. making a few curves and twists on the trunk and branches will make this shape more effectively
3. the crown of the tree must be located below the pot
4. since this shape needs a lot of wiring for the trunk to grow downwards, you may need to double wire the trunk. read more about wiring
5. best if the trunk and the branches have a slight u shape to express the tree is trying to grow towards the sun light.
6. use the front and back space to maintain depth and prevent the shape from looking one dimensional. (a simple technique for this style is to direct the crown of the tree more towards the front side so the viewer can feel the tree's toughness and strength surviving the severe wild life.)
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