Japanese Bamboo Fences
Japanese bamboo fences are the most beautiful fences I have ever seen. The round bamboo poles with knodes every 8″ to 12″ gives a natural yet formal look that cannot be matched.
Here are someof the Japanase bamboo fences that have been built under Dave Flanagans supervision.
- Kenninji bamboo fence
The kenninji-gaki is a classic screening Japanese bamboo fence. It’s characteristic look is the vertical strips of bamboo with multiple horizontal half round bamboo rails for support. This style can come either single or double sided, cappeuji-gaki Style Fenced or uncapped. Traditional black ties are used for aesthetics.
- Kinkakuji bamboo fence
This style is a low-lying fence that makes a great walkway companion or crowd controller. Characterized by low vertical poles in a single row that are topped by two or more half round caps. For taller versions, two pairs of horizontal poles will be used to support the structure. Picture to the right, this fence was installed in the last week of April, 2000, at the Japanese Garden of Brooklyn Botanical Garden. This is a traditional Japanese Kinkakuji-gaki with cedar posts and poly lines fused to keep the kids from untying the knots. This garden was installed in 1914 and is being restored for the first time
- Koetsu Bamboo Fence
The elegant Koetsu-gaki lends itself particularly well to curved fences. The curves can be toward the ground as well as horizontal. The cap is split and reconstituted in the round.
- Misu Bamboo Fence
The Misu-gaki style bamboo fence is defined by the bold vertical support poles that are attached to both sides of the fence. The screening aspect is created with horizontal poles that are fixed in a groove on either side of the fence panel.
- Otsu Bamboo Fence
This woven variety has many variations. Shown here is the uncapped exagerated system excellent for air conditioning condenser enclosures.
- Rioanji Bamboo Fence
Typically the Rioanji-Gaki is a low lying fence. Horizontal bamboo slats are held in place by the top and the bottom bamboo rails.
- Teppo Bamboo Fence
Translated, this is a “rifle barrel fence”. Pickets are grouped by count (say three, four, or five pickets per group), and groupings are set on alternating sides.
- Tiamatsu Bamboo Twig Fence
This tea house installation in Flagstaff Arizona shows a Tiamatsu bamboo twig fence made by Toshio Abiko.
- Yotesume Bamboo Fence
The Yotesume-gaki, with it’s many variations, is the most popular and least expensive Japanese garden fence. The pickets alternate on either side of the rail creating spaces that change in appearance with the view angle.