This is a dead bonsai tree. It’s a Japanese maple and a very special birthday present I got 2.5 years ago. We called the tree ‘ki-chan’ which means something along the lines of ‘little tree’ (‘ki’ means tree; the -chan is usually added at the end of a child’s name). Ki-chan was 25 years old when we got it. That’s not really old age for a bonsai but for us it felt ancient.