A "Kaede" is a Japanese word that refers to a type of maple tree that belongs to the Acer genus of the Aceraceae family. Kaede trees have leaves with three notches, while another type of maple tree, called "Momiji", has leaves with five deep notches. Kaede trees are often used in the art of bonsai, which is the practice of growing miniature trees in pots. Kaede bonsai are prized for their adaptability to different climates and their beautiful spring and fall colors. Kaede bonsai pots are usually imported from Japan and come in various shapes, sizes, glazes and artists. Some of the famous kaede bonsai pot makers are Koyo, Yamaaki, Ikkou and Bigei.