The Octopus "takozukuri" style of bonsai trees is a unique and challenging form of the art of miniature trees. The name comes from the Japanese word for octopus, "tako", and the word for making, "zukuri". The style involves creating a bonsai tree that resembles an octopus, with a thick trunk and long, thin branches that curve and twist in different directions. The branches are often bare of leaves, except for the tips, which may have small clusters of foliage or flowers. The Octopus style requires careful pruning and wiring to achieve the desired shape and balance. It also requires a lot of patience and skill, as the branches are fragile and prone to breaking. The Octopus style is not very common, but it is admired by many bonsai enthusiasts for its originality and creativity.