Kuitsuki Eda is a Japanese term for a type of branch that is often seen in bonsai trees. It means a branch that is shorter than the others and looks like it is attached to the trunk. Kuitsuki Eda branches are common in old and large trees, but not in young and healthy ones. They usually grow from the places where lower branches have been cut or fallen off. They add a natural and realistic touch to the bonsai tree, especially in the literati style that has a thin trunk and no lower branches.