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Ukeeda

Ukeeda is counterweight to ''kikieda'' (point branch) usually placed on the opposite side of the tree. Ukeeda keeps balance with the strength of kikieda, the focal point of a tree, which may become a key factor of the tree. Ukeeda also plays an important role in reining in the tree as a whole. Its making and position change in accordance with a difference in the shape of the tree. For example, if a trunk is in formal upright style or in a slanting stem or in informal upright style, it becomes either ichinoeda or ninoeda (first or second branch). It is smaller than kikieda and gives a cozy and gentle air.

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