Literati Bonsai style (Bunjingi)



In nature this style of tree is found in areas densely populated by many other trees and competition is so fierce that the tree can only survive by growing taller then all others around it. The trunk grows crookedly upward and is completely without branching because the sun only hits the top of

the tree. To make sure that it looks even tougher, some branches are “Jinned” (without bark). When the bark has been removed from one side of

the trunk, the trunk is referred to as a “Shari”. The idea is to demonstrate that the tree has to struggle to survive. These trees are often placed in small, round pots.