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

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Ikimichi

Ikimichi is trunk lifeline and the same as mizusui (lifeline). It refers to a se...

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Ikadabuki

Called ikadabuki (raft style), it refers to the means of setting up bonsai. It a...

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Araki

It stands for new wood in Japanese but means that trees are collected in the mou...

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Amai

While amai is sweet in Japanese, the word is used to indicate the volume of spri...

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Atama

It means the head and refers to the head of a bonsai tree or the crown of a tree...

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Akadamatsuchi

Akadamatsuchi

Literally red ball soil, it is a type of earth for bonsai. It is volcanic ash re...

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Umemodoki

Binomial name: Ilex serrata
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Japanese nam...

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Ume

Binomial name: Prunus Mume
Family: Rosaceae
Japanese name: Ume...

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