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Moyogi
A tree shape. It refers to a bonsai tree whose trunks draw curves in patterns. A tree whose ''mikimoyo'' trunk patterns flowing to the left is called ''migi katte'' and that leaning to the right ''hidari katte.


Styling Informal upright Bonsai - moyogi
The bonsai form from the root to the top with the gradual tune outline in the front, back, left and right trying to express the tree that grows up while bending by the wind action between the long tract of years.
Key points to make this shape ...

Moyogi
The informal upright style has much the same branch arrangement as the formal upright style, but the top -- instead of being erect as in the formal upright style -- bends slightly to the front.

Moyogi
In the moyogi, or sinuous trunk, rootage should similarly reflect the curving character of the trunk and branches figure 6.
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Moyogi
The informal upright style is common in both nature and in the art of Bonsai. The trunk grows upright roughly in the shape of a letter 'S' and at every turn branching occurs. Tapering of the trunk must be clearly visible, with the base of the trunk thicker than the higher portion ...

50. ~ - a traditional Japanese bonsai style; also called informal upright. Where the trunk curves through its taper up to the apex.
51. Nebari - the exposed surface roots of a bonsai.

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Moyogi bonsai have a single trunk like the chokkan, but the trunk is usually curved. The trunk generally tapers toward the top like the formal upright.
kabudachi (multiple trunks) ...

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Practicing bonsai for over 2 years.
KINGSVILLE BOX. I have been working with boxwoods since the beginning of my bonsai interests and have found no other plant as ready, able, and naturally beautiful for mame as a Kingsville Boxwood.

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The Informal Upright Style
In nature a tree sometimes grows in one direction and as conditions change, willgrow in another direction. The trunk is s-shaped and has several curves withbranches growing on the outside of each curve. This is one of the most popularbonsai styles.

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The "Informal Upright" bonsai style. Similar to the formal upright style, but the trunk curves and twists through its taper up to and sometimes through the branches.

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The "informal upright" bonsai style. One of the basic styles. Similar to the formal upright style, but the top of the trunk instead of growing straight bends slightly to the front. (See also section Bonsai styles in Encyclopedia).
Ne bari ...

~ - Informal upright: Similar to the formal style upright except that it has a curved trunk and branches on the sides should be on the outside of the bends.
Kengai - cascade
Han-Kengai - semi-cascade ...

Also known as Moyogi, these trees have an upright trunk but have noticeable curbs, sometimes with the shape of a letter 's'. In every twirl branches appear, usually smaller at the top and bigger near de soil. The trunk is also thicker in the soil.

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~ informal upright style
SHAKAN slanting style
FUKINAGASHI windswept style
SABAMIKI split-trunk style
SHARIMIKI driftwood style
TANUKI style in which a live tree is attached to deadwood- also known as a 'Phoenix Graft'.
HOKIDACHI broom style ...

~ informal upright form
SHAKAN slanting form
FUKINAGASHI windswept form
SABAMIKI split-trunk
SHARIMIKI driftwood
TANUKI 'cheats'/form where sapling is attached to deadwood/ also known as a 'Phoenix Graft'.
HOKIDACHI broom form
KENGAI cascade ...

Mame
A term used in size classification of bonsai trees; this being a small bonsai.
Moyogi
A traditional Japanese bonsai style; also called informal upright. Where the
trunk curves through its taper up to the apex.

Informal Upright (Moyogi)
Informal uprights are one of the most common styles. This is the most basic design wherein the idea is to develop a single line of the trunk, starting from the roots reaching the apex while producing a natural structure of branches and foliage.

Informal Upright (moyogi)
Informal Upright trees include visible curves in the trunk, but eventually the apex (or tip) ends directly above the base.

INFORMAL UPRIGHT or MOYOGI DESIGN
Most trees are grown in this design. Generally, there is an abundance of readily available material. It allows the designer for more freedom to create in a more natural way.

Informal Upright (Moyogi) The pose of this style is near vertical. The main flow of the trunk will be slanted with a natural spread of branches and foliage. The angle of the slant between 10-30 degrees off of true vertical.

The master explains principles of classical moyogi (informal upright) bonsai style. Which branches and future growth should be removed and which sustained, and why.
Shortly about Essential Tools.
Wiring basics and young trees shaping. The master explains how to apply wire properly.

Informal Upright (Moyogi)
The informal upright is the most commonly seen style, with a similar branch formation and positioning to the formal upright, except that the trunk snakes around as it moves up to its apex. The apex should also bend slightly forward, as if bowing to the viewer.

Informal Upright Style (Moyogi)
The Informal Upright bonsai tree grows more or less upright, but with gentle curves in the truck. The trunk starts off at an angle and usually curves gently back and forth two or three times before it reaches the top.

The trunk and branches of the informal upright style, or Moyogi incorporate visible curves, but the apex of the informal upright is always located directly above the trunk's entry into the soil line.

2. Informal Upright - Moyogi
This second of the basic bonsai styles has a softer look and appears to be less contrived in its shape.
Curves and bends in the trunk and the branches should have the look of something that would actually happen in nature.

4. Informal Upright Style (Moyogi)
This bonsai style features curves in branches and trunk while the apex is found on top of the trunk's entry and into the soil line.
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This powerful and mildly dynamic pine is an example of the moyogi form. The trunk is quite old, but as a bonsai this tree is still in the early to mid stage of development.

The formal upright style, or Chokkan, is characterized by a straight, upright, tapering trunk. The trunk and branches of the informal upright style, or Moyogi, may incorporate pronounced bends and curves, ...

(Chokkan and Moyogi in Japanese). If the trunk is slightly slanted, it is known as an informal upright, and if the branches hang lower than the base of the trunk, the style is known as cascade. Branches at the same level as the base of the trunk are known as the semi-cascade style.

Another feature of the Japanese maple bonsai that makes them ideal for bonsai artist is that they can be trained in almost any style of bonsai formation. From the informal moyogi (upright) to the more elaborate sekijoju (root over rock) style, Japanese maple bonsai trees perform beautifully.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Bonsai, Trunk, Tree, Style, Plant?

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