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.

Nearai

Nearai refers to care and treating of roots during repotting. It is a way to rem...

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Nibamme

Meaning a second bud, it chiefly refers to kuromatsu (Japanese pine trees) putti...

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Nikumaki

It means that traces of chopped off branches and trunks glue together and heal a...

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Nagare

The word is used for miginagare (right flow) and hidarinagare (left flow).
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Toriki

Toriki is air-layering in Japanese and is a process of developing roots by trimm...

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Tomeru

Meaning a stop or cut off, it refers to chopping off a branch. Its use also incl...

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Tobu

Literally it means to fly, among other meanings, in Japanese but the word is use...

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Tochoshi

It refers to a branch that has inharmoniously grown too long and strong in momen...

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