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Kataeda is a Japanese term that refers to branches of a trunk concentrated on one side while others are lacking on the other. This phenomenon is usually seen in windswept bonsai styles, where the tree is shaped by the strong wind direction. Kataeda can also result from natural damage or pruning. Kataeda can create a sense of movement and drama in a bonsai, but it can also make the tree look unnatural and unbalanced if not done properly. Therefore, it is important to consider the harmony and grace of the tree shape when creating or maintaining a kataeda bonsai.

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