This juniper(not sure of its exact species) was bought as a neglected nursery stock in 2006. it had its first styling in 2012 and potted into the current pot. it had since been left to grow, neglected again.
With Hiro’s visit this year(2014), it was one of several trees presented to him to use as demonstration tree. he liked the jins and the over growth that was unintentionally happening. so he picked it.