Updated: Oct 8, 2020
The next tree that Mr. Tanaka had me work on was a formal upright Five Needle Pine (Goyomatsu). Now that the needles have hardened off, we can cut, wire, and style the tree. In this post, I will talk about what I did with this tree, basic concepts of what a formal upright is, Mr. Tanaka’s adjustments and of course, what I learned from the whole experience. There’s lots to talk about so lets get started.