A friend gave me a number of these little pines a year or 2 ago. I potted them all up but have done very little to them since. Today I decided that I would try to compress this one down to shohin size.
This is how it looked this morning before I started.
And this is how it looks at the moment,
I may put it back in the ground to thicken the trunk a little more, when the bends have set.