This weekend I managed to take a closer look at the Chinese Juniper (Itoigawa) I bought online about a month ago.. and i did not get disappointed. The tree have great movement, good nebari, branch placement etc etc.
For this kind of Juniper you should not remove more than around 15 procent of the greens as the tree will soot out the more ugly juvenile needles.
I decided to cut pf the first lower branch and but the tree back in the bench to recover.. maybe later this year I will start doing more styling on the tree. I left a stump of the branch I removed as It will be turned into a jin and maybe even part of a shari later on.
Below a few pictures..