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

The glossary offers easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms involving bonsai. Terms can be searched by keywords and categories.

Sokan

The word is used to describe a two-trunk tree, one of the forms associated with ...

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Sentei

Planning and trimming of a tree. Generally, pruning is done for fruit trees, gar...

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Sekkan

A distance between two buds. An area where leaves are attached to trees in the p...

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Sekkasho

When a part of plants is fasciated and becomes flattened, or changes to look lik...

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Sekkai iogozai

It is agrochemical lime sulfur that has been used for a long time. It is reddish...

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Sekikazari

Literally it means decorating a seat. The main bonsai decoration, suiseki (viewi...

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Sukasu

It means thinning the volume of leaves, buds and roots, among other aspects.
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Shinsho

Shinsho represents new growth of branches in the current year. It refers to a po...

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