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

May 2009

Kokejun

Kokejun

Refers to a trunk with a large trunk that tapers toward the apex. It is also cal...

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Kengai

Kengai

Kengai or the cascade style is one of the bonsai forms. The apex of the tree dan...

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Keiseiso

Keiseiso

The keiseiso, or cambium, is a structure of dividing tissue that promotes growth...

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Kuitsuki eda

Kuitsuki eda

A branch that is smaller than other branches and appears to be fastened to the t...

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Kirimodoshi

Kirimodoshi

Cutting back, a technique for cutting branches. In working on propagation of pla...

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Kirikomi

Kirikomi

This is to sever a branch or cut it short. It is one of the ways to shape a tree...

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Kyokuzuke

Kyokuzuke

This refers to wiring a trunk or branch for bending to create elegance. It is al...

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Giseishi

Giseishi

This is a sacrificial branch, due to become useless in the future in terms of th...

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