Hombachi is a Japanese term that means "formal pot". It is a type of container that is used to plant a bonsai tree for appreciation. Hombachi pots are usually not suitable for plant cultivation, because they lack air circulation and drainage. Therefore, bonsai growers often use baiyobachi pots, which are made of loose clay, to grow and manage bonsai trees on a daily basis. Hombachi pots are only used for display purposes, and they should match the style and size of the bonsai tree.