A large part of the design died and after a stream of tears, I think it will look good again in a few years. When I think about how it looked and how the price suggested the owner’s value to it, I can wait a few more years.
After some of the die-back. Not really sure why so much lost sap flow, I did provide good aftercare but the time of year may have been bad.
It seems much too even on both sides now and I will have to stretch the design to the left to give it some direction along with asymmetry. For now, removing the bark and keeping the jin should help a little with the flow.
Have a good day.