A method of trimming trees, in which clumps of leaves are clipped in the shape of a hemisphere on each branch, or a shrub is trimmed into such a shape. The former is called "ball scattering" tama chirashi), and the latter "ball pruning" tamagari) or tamamono.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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