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    Quote Originally Posted by skelterjohn View Post
    Yes! A Japanese Cedar, 105 years old. I'll post the some trees from the tropical collection tomorrow.
    Is Cryptomeria not Japanese Cedar?

    The Japanese style look more "full" than the Chinese style, I guess more of what I picture when thinking of a mature strong tree. Or to put it in other terms, the Japanese style has a realistic feel while the Chinese has more of an abstract feel. Don't get me wrong they are all very impressive but its like comparing Monet to Picasso, both are well worth their accolades and both appeal to different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSpeedy1 View Post
    Is Cryptomeria not Japanese Cedar?

    The Japanese style look more "full" than the Chinese style, I guess more of what I picture when thinking of a mature strong tree. Or to put it in other terms, the Japanese style has a realistic feel while the Chinese has more of an abstract feel. Don't get me wrong they are all very impressive but its like comparing Monet to Picasso, both are well worth their accolades and both appeal to different people.
    That's exactly the case. And the difference is cultural more than aestetics.

    Chinese culture is geared more towards appearence and art, and so their style accentuates the features of the tree that are most notable. A bent pine in nature will become twisted, gnarled, and crooked pine in Bonsai form and exposed roots can account for over half the height if the tree.

    Japanese culture, much due to Zen influence, will reflect the truer nature of things. Trees are made to look as close to their natural counterparts as possible, only in miniature. So we have less of a 'styling' of the tree and more of a 'shaping' the tree.

    I have to agree, I like the Japanese style better. Even with the Chinese use of Penjing landscapes, the Japanese forms look more 'natural' to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSpeedy1 View Post
    Is Cryptomeria not Japanese Cedar?
    My mistake - you're right. Point SirSpeedy1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skelterjohn View Post
    My mistake - you're right. Point SirSpeedy1!
    WooHoo! (That was my best Homer Simpson impression)

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    So we both win!

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    NO!!! I can't believe I lost! Ah well, the next post is MINE!

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    So lovely! Only trees bear their age so well :3

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    Haha, that's very true.

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    In the spirit of football:
    Orchidman has challenged the ruling on the field that Speedy wins. This play is not review able and as a result the ruling on the field stands. Touchdown Speedy. Orchidman will not be charge with a timeout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSpeedy1 View Post
    In the spirit of football:
    Orchidman has challenged the ruling on the field that Speedy wins. This play is not review able and as a result the ruling on the field stands. Touchdown Speedy. Orchidman will not be charge with a timeout.
    ...ruling stands.....I would call the league officials of the NBL on this one....lol.

    But watch out for any fines....

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