Bamboo fencing is a valuable element in Japanese gardening. It is a way to create a special space while adding beauty at the same time. We will start with a well-known style from the famous Katsura Detached Palace in Kyoto. The photos are taken at Otsuka Bamboo in Kyoto, Japan. For a demonstration of Japanese fence knot, see Otoko musu.
After construction, the wattle would be straightened and any errant wattle would be replaced behind the main front branches. Additional half-culms are added to the top of the fence. Fasteners are hidden with decorative black palm rope. You can see how these knots are tied in this video on Simple Japanese knots. The real thing is usually about 2 meters in height.
Don Pylant, Kyoto Japan, 2001.