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


It represents planting the tree at a soil level that is higher than the rim of the pot. In many cases this method is adopted to emphasize a fine portion of the root planted. Takaue planting is also good for trees such as moyogi (curved upright trunks) whose edashita -- the length from a branch at the lowest level of the tree to ground surface -- is extremely low in terms of the level. Harmony between the shape of the tree and the pot is important. It takes considerable experience and technique to show good harmony.

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