"Haname" is a term used when referring to a bud that sends out flower-blooming branches. It can be a floral stem that appears at the end of a branch that has grown too long (tocho-shi). Also, it can be a bud that appears on a short but thick branch. Haname is part of the natural cycle of flowering trees, such as cherry blossoms, that are often used as bonsai material. Haname also symbolizes the beauty and fragility of life, as the flowers are short-lived and fall off quickly.