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A to Z of Bonsai Terms

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Kaminari

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Kaminari Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Kaminari Tree Style

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KAMINARI - Image of a tree struck by lightning.

Kan rei sha

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Kan rei sha Other  Update this bonsai term Kan rei sha Other

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KAN REI SHA - Japanese term for a cloth used to protect a BONSAI>BONSAI from frost in winter and to provide protection from the sun in summer.



Kaneshin Bonsai Tools

 - (Manufacturer)  
Entry for Bonsai Kaneshin Bonsai Tools Manufacturer   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Kaneshin Bonsai Tools Manufacturer
bonsai_kanashin_tools_01.gif image BONSAI>BONSAITOOLS>KANESHIN BONSAI TOOLS - Kaneshin Cutlery Manfacturing Company established 1919 which manufactures high quality bonsai tools for mail order.

Contact via web site.


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Kanju

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Kanju Tree Type (Outdoors)  Update this bonsai term Kanju Tree Type (Outdoors)

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KANJU - Japanese term for DECIDUOUS TREE.



Kannuki eda

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Kannuki eda Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Kannuki eda Tree Parts

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EDA>KANNUKI EDA - Bar branch - or an ugly branch that needs to be cut off.

Kansui

 - (Procedure)  
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KANSUI - Japnese term for WATERING of plants.



Karamae Miki

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Karamae Miki Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Karamae Miki Tree Style

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Karamae MIKI - Entwined trunks.



Karamae ne

 - (Tree Parts)  
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KARAMAE NE - Tangled ROOTS or intertwining roots appearing on the surface.

These are generally considered undesirable in BONSAI>BONSAI.



Karusu

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Karusu Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Karusu Tree Parts
bonsai_callus_01.jpg image KARUSU - Japanese term for a CALLOUS i.e. the rim of BARK that folds over the edged of a cut to form a healing seal.

See : Callous


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Katade-mochi

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Katade-mochi Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Katade-mochi Tree Style

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KATADE-MOCHI - Tree size sub-classification in the "Medium Size" BONSAI>BONSAI range, measuring 25 to 46 cms.  Referred to in Japan as a "1 Handed" tree indicating the number of men required to move one.



Kataeda

 - (Tree Style)  
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EDA>KATAEDA - Japanese term describing a situation where the barnches of the tree are predominantly occuring on just one side of the tree.  Sometimes this is a natural feature and sometimes it may be by design e.g. in Wwindswept (Fukinagashi).



Katane

 - (Tree Parts)  
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KATANE - Japanese term to describe a root system which is heavily concentrated on one side of teh tree.



Keiseiso

 - (Tree Parts)  
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KEISEISO - Japanese term for CAMBIUM



Keshiki

 - (Tree Style)  
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KESHIKI - Literal definition is landscape, although what appears to differntiate Keshiki from the traditional "SAIKEI" style are the more naturalistic scenes and the miniature size. Reputedly developed by Kenji Kobayashi whose book (Keshiki BONSAI>BONSAI) is the only one identified so far which deals specifically with the subject.


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Keshitsubo

 - (Tree Style)  
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KESHITSUBO - Tree size classification in the "Miniature" BONSAI>BONSAI range, measuring 3-8 cms.  Also termed in Japan "Poppy-seed sized.



Keto

 - (Growing Medium)  
Entry for Bonsai Keto Growing Medium  Update this bonsai term Keto Growing Medium
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