The five basic bonsai styles


Earlier today I posted a blog on the four principles that I think are is important to understand. If you missed the blog here is a link:

You should really read the link above before you read this one as it would give you more perspective on the topic as I will not be digging into the basic’s of each style. I will just be introducing each style. There are five basic style and under each of these there are sub divisions.

Formal Upright (Chokkan) Style
This is one of the first styles and is also one of the most difficult to get right. The trunk of the formal upright is straight and tappers from the base towards the top. With this style the aim is to have a tree that resembles the tall trees that find in a rain forest. Trees that grow in this manner naturally are…

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