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 of raw material is not an imported example but has been started as bonsai from garden or nursery origin material. A little basic work has been done by the previous owner to set it on the bonsai path. A significant bit of deadwood has been created by way of shari on the trunk. There has as yet been little or no shaping done to form a branch structure. The pleasure of defining the branching and creating a unified structure culminating in the apex will fall to a new owner. The admittedly fairly coarse foliage can refined down over the period of development. It is in the shohin class size at a height of 24 cm. the spread across branching is 30 cm and the trunk diam. at the base is 4 cm. It is planted in a plastic bonsai training pot 20x15x7 cm.