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Taku

Table. It refers to a table for bonsai display. Usually, ''taku'' has four legs and is of a rectangular shape. ''Taku'' tables vary in shape and height - ''kotaku'' (tall), ''kitaku'' (desk), ''chutaku'' (medium), ''hirataku'' (flat), ''makitaku'' (curved legs) and ''netaku'' (roots). Materials are mainly trees. Some ''taku'' tables are made of rocks, metals and ceramics. There are also various shapes of legs for ''taku'' tables and various types of finishing touches in ''urushi'' Japanese lacquer. A ''taku'' is essential in bonsai decoration.

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