Japanese five-needle Pine, Pinus parviflora. Size: 34 inches. Estimated age: 250 years.
Kamajiro Yamada, the third-generation proprietor of Seiko-en Bonsai Garden
in Omiya (a suburb of Tokyo), developed the basic form of this Japanese five-needle pine. He was a talented artist with a great knowledge of literati-style bonsai (with twisting and turning trunks).