GLOSSARY A collection of bonsai-related technical terms. Search terms to find out their pronunciations and meanings.

February 2009

Yakueda

Literally, a key, useful branch. It refers to a branch that is necessary to make...

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Motoboso

''Motoboso'' means that the knags of trunks and branches are slim. Notably, a sl...

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Mochikomi

A standard term to refer to the years of cultivation of a bonsai tree. It means ...

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Mochikuzusu

Degrading. It refers to a tree that grows too much, peaks out as bonsai, and bec...

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Metsumi

Pinching out buds. It refers to the work of pinching out new buds in early sprin...

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Metsugi

''Metsugi'' is a grafting technique and refers to grafting of buds of a tree int...

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Mekiri

Bud trimming. It refers to the work of trimming new buds to balance the strength...

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Meosae

''Meosae'' refers to the work of curving downward new buds with wires that come ...

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