The Chinese juniper, Juniperus chinensis, is one of the classic Japanese bonsai subjects.
Very often created to highlight 3 main elements in the design, significant deadwood both in the form of shari on the trunk and jinned branches, prominent live vein displaying the characteristic chestnut red coloured bark and green foliage areas arranged to best give prominence to the other two elements. Of course, personal preference allows you to create a bonsai to your own taste which may or may not incorporate all or just some of the aforementioned features.
This example is a pretty good quality chuhin sized bonsai created in Japan and imported from there several years ago It measures 37 cm. in height with branches spreading to 45 cm. The trunk diam. is 4 cm. Options are to merely enjoy the bonsai as it is with just a little branch pruning and refining so as to achieve a more compact image, or the go the more conventional path of introducing more jins and to create a shari up that interesting trunk. Either way will result in an impressive small bonsai of a sort that will become, indeed already has, increasingly difficult to bring from Japan. The pot is a Japanese unlgazed rectangle 25x19x9 cm.