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Ishitsuki

Literally, clinging to a rock. The ''ishitsuki'' style makes tree roots cling to a rock and is intended to express a natural landscape that can be seen in valleys and beaches. There are two methods for this style. One is to plant tree roots on a rock to make the stone play the role of a pot. The other is to make a tree's roots cling to a rock and plant soil it in a container. There are two types of rocks -- ''tateishi'' standing and ''hiraishi'' seated stones. Usually, ''ishitsuki'' refers to ''tateishi'' standing stones. The tree and the rock in uniformity brew a taste that is different from ordinary potted bonsai.

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