The Sawara cypress, Chamarcyparis psifera, is a native of Japan but was introduced to the UK in 1861. Not commonly seen as bonsai it is, however, a commonly seen garden and landscape species.
This piece of raw material is basically a blank canvass with which to create bonsai with. All that has been done is to remove an overly heavy branch/trunk in the process creating a jin. The foliage is good for bonsai and the species is easy to grow and develop being treated, in many respects, as you would a juniper in bonsai creation. The plant is 48 cm. in height with a branch spread of 52 cm. The trunk diam. is 4 cm. below which the surface roots are 12 cm. across. It is potted in a plastic round trainer 35×16 cm.