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 researching ever extra leading edge makes use of for the miracle plant. 5 instances improved than concrete and versatile adequate to be woven like silk, bamboo has for millennia been an essential necessity of lifestyles for cultures world wide. Botanically labeled as a grass, it really is one of many quickest starting to be vegetation on the earth. Its abundance and severe longevity have made it a ordinary selection because the uncooked fabric for fences and walls. certainly, in Japan, bamboo fence development has turn into an artwork shape, and unending types of bamboo fences exist, from easy wooden designs to complex fences woven with bamboo branches.
Bamboo Fences offers an in depth examine the complicated artwork of bamboo fence layout and offers those particular buildings in additional than 250 pictures and line drawings. writer Isao Yoshikawa provides a quick review of the background of bamboo fence development in Japan and classifies different designs by means of sort. A word list presents a proof of jap fence names and structural phrases. Yoshikawa explains how the wide variety of fence designs had its beginning partially within the complete improvement of the tea rite through the 16th century, while based bamboo fences grew to become vital components of tea rite gardens. Bamboo walls have been utilized in Zen temples, and from there unfold to bland houses. Many fence kinds are named for the temple within which the firstof their type was once outfitted. From the generally used "four-eyed fence" (yotsume-gaki) and the tremendous "raincoat fence" (mino-gaki) to the pricy "spicebush fence" (kuromoji-gaki), the typical colour andtexture of those beautiful bamboo fences may well supplement any panorama. no matter if you propose to take advantage of bamboo to deliver privateness for your backyard, Zen for your backyard, or are only looking an environmentally pleasant substitute to chain-link or wooden; the easy great thing about those eastern bamboo fences is bound to inspire.
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Additional resources for Bamboo Fences
Bottom Four-tiered bamboo branch fence with fine bamboo furedome (see glossary, page 156) at the top Koganei, Tokyo 43 44 BAmBoo BRAncH FEncE top left Six-tiered bamboo branch fence with closely spaced center horizontal poles top right Kamakura bottom left Four-tiered bamboo branch fence made of long branches Kamakura Black bamboo branch fence with five horizontal poles of thin bamboo and a fine split-bamboo furedome Rengeji Temple, Tokyo bottom right Bamboo branch fence flanking a gate Tokeiji Temple, Kamakura BAmBoo BRAncH FEncE top Long two-tiered bamboo branch fence in a bamboo grove Sagano, Kyoto bottom Rustic bamboo branch fence along a garden path okochi Sanso, Kyoto 45 46 Bamboo Branch Fence top Bamboo branch fence with twigs inserted diagonally between the upper horizontal support poles Fukuoka bottom left Bi-level bamboo branch fence with bamboo joints beautifully arranged Rakushisha, Kyoto bottom right Bamboo branch fence with diamond-shaped, see-through holes in the middle section Yokohama Bamboo Branch Fence top Low bamboo branch fence with black bamboo Kamakura bottom Three-tiered bamboo branch fence Kamakura 47 48 BAmBoo BRAncH FEncE top left Bamboo branch fence with coarse vertical bamboo branch poles Hamamatsu castle park, Hamamatsu bottom left combination Kenninji (bottom) and bamboo branch (top) fence Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto right Drawing of bamboo branch fence BAmBoo BRAncH FEncE top Special fence using bamboo branches as horizontal frets okochi Sanso, Kyoto bottom Four-tiered bamboo branch fence with black branches Kamakura 49 Katsura Fence The Katsura fence takes its name from the fence surrounding the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, a famous park since the early seventeenth century.
Today, however, the fences are not usually made so elaborately. The stately original Katsura fence Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto 52 KAT SuRA FEncE top The somewhat faded checkered pattern of the original Katsura fence Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto bottom left Vertical support poles emphasizing the beauty of the Katsura fence Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto bottom right Katsura fence of black bamboo branches in the background of a garden Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura Katsura Fence top The elegance of a low-lying Katsura fence in the winter Irori-no-sato, Kodaira bottom Detail of the above fence Irori-no-sato, Kodaira 53 Bamboo Screen Fence (Misu-Gaki) The misu-gaki is so named because it resembles the bamboo screens (misu) used inside the homes of the nobles of earlier centuries.
The fences are also called sudare-gaki, as sudare is another word for these screens. many bamboo screen fences are found in the Kanto region. The most distinguishing feature of the construction of this fence is its fretwork: horizontal frets of sarashidake bamboo are set in grooves cut into the fence’s posts. Vertical support poles are attached to the frets, giving the fence the appearance of a bamboo screen. Sarashidake does not hold up particularly well in the rain, but the light elegance of the fence makes up for this weakness.
Bamboo Fences by Isao Yoshikawa, Suzuki Osamu