By Isao Yoshikawa, Suzuki Osamu
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Bamboo has emerged because the construction fabric of selection for the twenty-first century. Designers in each fieldfrom structure to aeronauticsare getting to know ever extra leading edge makes use of for the miracle plant. 5 occasions more suitable than concrete and versatile sufficient to be woven like silk, bamboo has for millennia been an integral necessity of lifestyles for cultures all over the world. Botanically categorized as a grass, it's one of many quickest growing to be vegetation in the world. Its abundance and severe sturdiness have made it a normal selection because the uncooked fabric for fences and walls. certainly, in Japan, bamboo fence development has develop into an artwork shape, and never-ending different types of bamboo fences exist, from uncomplicated wood designs to difficult fences woven with bamboo branches.
Bamboo Fences offers a close examine the complicated paintings of bamboo fence layout and offers those precise buildings in additional than 250 pictures and line drawings. writer Isao Yoshikawa provides a short evaluate of the heritage of bamboo fence construction in Japan and classifies the various designs via variety. A word list presents an evidence of eastern fence names and structural phrases. Yoshikawa explains how the big variety of fence designs had its foundation partially within the complete improvement of the tea rite through the 16th century, whilst stylish bamboo fences grew to become vital components of tea rite gardens. Bamboo walls have been utilized in Zen temples, and from there unfold to dull houses. Many fence types are named for the temple during which the firstof their style was once equipped. From the generally used "four-eyed fence" (yotsume-gaki) and the positive "raincoat fence" (mino-gaki) to the pricy "spicebush fence" (kuromoji-gaki), the average colour andtexture of those beautiful bamboo fences may possibly supplement any panorama. no matter if you propose to exploit bamboo to carry privateness for your backyard, Zen for your backyard, or are only looking an environmentally pleasant substitute to chain-link or wooden; the easy fantastic thing about those jap bamboo fences is bound to inspire.
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The raincoat fence may be combined with other bamboo fences to make “half ” raincoat fences (han mino-gaki), or the bottom may be left deliberately uneven to create a “broken” raincoat fence (yabure mino-gaki). An unusual large raincoat fence atop a rock wall Hakone, Kanagawa pref. 60 RAI ncoAT FEncE top Typical half raincoat fence with Kenninji fence at the bottom ofuna Flower center, Kanagawa pref. bottom left Raincoat fence with see-through portion at the bottom and finebamboo horizontal support poles at the top Kodaira bottom right Small raincoat fence beside a gate Hakone, Kanagawa pref.
This fence style is a mixture of the bush clover fence (see page 38)) and otsu fence (see page 62) styles. most nanzenji fences appear somewhat like a Kenninji fence, in which bamboo branches have been inserted, although the quintessential types resemble the original fence at the nanzenji Temple, whose vertical pieces are assembled in the manner of the otsu fence. opposite top The original nanzenji fence, with bush clover (hagi) branches distributed among the vertical split-bamboo poles nanzenji Temple, Kyoto opposite left nanzenji fence: a Kenninji fence with bamboo branches breaking up the vertical poles Kozoji Temple Betsuin, machida opposite right nanzenji fence with sarashidake bamboo and bamboo branches Kodaira, Tokyo Spicebush Fence (Kuromoji-Gaki) The term kuromoji-gaki is used for fences with frets (kumiko) made from the branches of the spicebush (Lindera umbellata).
Opposite top Rustic clover bush fence with three horizontal support poles, used as a partition in a bamboo grove Kairakuen park, milo opposite left Bush clover fence with four-eyed fence below Jindai Botanical garden, Tokyo opposite right Low bush clover fence along a corridor Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Bamboo Branch Fence (Takeho-Gaki) Takeho, which literally means “ear or head of bamboo,” is a term used in fence making to refer to bamboo branches. Since many fences employ bamboo branches, the name is only used for fences built with this material if they do not have specific names of their own, such as the Katsura fence (see page 50) and the Daitokuji fence.