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Shin is a very formal style, and in this case the scroll always is settled precisely in the centre of a Tokonoma.
Shohin-Bonsai, Juniperus Shimpaku, in a formal set-up, (shin).
Display by Daizo Iwasaki, Japan.
Photo: Morten Albek ...


(Ten)
Japanese term for the apex of the bonsai. The top point of the tree.
Every tree must have an apex - a single point which is clearly marked as the top of the tree.

Ju shin
Top of the tree, includes apex and top branches.
Ka numa tsuchi ...

"CHANGING ". Sometimes a major change in training strategy will greatly improve a tree and the point is shifted to a very different part of the tree.

The Shin Komeito Party (Japanese name for the New Komeito) is Japan's third largest party and the governing party's junior partner. It was formerly known as the Clean Government Political Assembly and the Komeito.

It is also called ''atama'' (head of the tree) and '''' (apex of a tree). In preparing for a bonsai tree's shape, the appearance of its top in a satisfactory form affects the status of the tree.

It is displayed upon the reflective surface of a Shin Nuri Ita. A black lacquered board which in the Japanese aesthetic elevates the object displayed on it to a higher level , raising the rank of formality.

The plant, the shaping and surface of the soil, and the selected container come together to express "heaven and earth in one container" as a Japanese cliché has it. Three forces come together in a good bonsai: "-zen-bi" or truth, ...

necessary for visual balance and for expression of the relationship shared by a universal principle (life-giving energy or deity), the artist and the tree itself. Tradition holds that three basic virtues are necessary to create a bonsai: shin-zen-bi ...

See also: See also: Japanese, Style, Bonsai, Light, Tree

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