A directional branch, or show branch, that acts as the focal point of a tree. In many instances, sashieda branches are big, long and thick. They are determined by the height of a tree, the thickness of a trunk, the state of the trunk's tachiagari, the part of tree from the nebari surface roots at the base of the trunk, and the condition of the nebari. The balance between the thickness of the trunk and the sashieda, and between the height of the tree and the length of sashieda, is important. Requirements are weight, strength, and, simultaneously, beauty.
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