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.

Uetsuchi

Uetsuchi is soil used when a bonsai tree is planted in a pot. Generally, it is c...

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Uetsuke kakudo

It means the angle at which a bonsai tree is planted. It is possible for a plant...

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Issaisho

It takes a normal type of tree primarily several years to several dozen years to...

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Ichinoeda

It is the first branch found from the base of a tree when one starts counting br...

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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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