Ryan mentioned that the John Naka’s tree that he worked on in tonight’s stream appears in Bonsai Techniques part II. Browsing the book, the tree that most resembles it is in figure 13 (page 6). If so, the image below is what Naka had in mind for the future design.
and here is a snapshot from the tree in the stream.
If it is indeed the same tree, over time what is now the back was the front and the tree was also tilted 90 degrees and the entirety of what the foliage in the tree is now came from what was the defining branch then whereas the whole trunk up that was then is what creates the defining branch is now.
Anyways, I may be totally wrong but this the closest tree in the entire book as far as I can tell…