Hey all -- I just got a young plant labeled 'Kotobuki'. One Japanese site says that Kotobuki is the same as 'Murasaki Shikibu'. I am not having any luck finding info on either one of these names. Has anyone here got a clue? This is a beautiful plant, variegation similar to 'Asahi Zuru' or 'Oridono Nishiki'. It's a first-year graft, but it already has heavy variegation on it. I don't have any pics right now, but I can probably get some tomorrow. Here's a pic from the Japanese site: http://aquiya.skr.jp/zukan/Acer_palmatum_Kotobuki.jpg and another from the Esveld site: http://www.esveld.nl/plantdias/14/14855.jpg Esveld seems to indicate that the 10 year height will be 1.5 m -- which would be fine with me, but this plant has grown so much just since it was grafted that I have trouble believing what Esveld says. I'd appreciate any info on this variety. Thanks in advance!