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Nagare is a Japanese term that means "flow" or "stream."  It refers to a style of bonsai that depicts a tree growing on a slope or a cliff, leaning in the direction of the wind or water erosion. The trunk and branches of a nagare bonsai are curved and slanted, creating a sense of movement and dynamism. Nagare bonsai can be created from various tree species, such as junipers, pines, maples, and azaleas. The pot used for a nagare bonsai should be shallow and elongated, matching the direction of the trunk. The soil should also be sloped to enhance the impression of a natural landscape.

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