The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 6. Garden Enclosures

Fences with diagonal bracing

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Another sort of Bamboo Fence, which will be seen illustrated, is filled with upright bamboo strips in its lower division, terminating at the top in an open framework adorned with delicate diagonal bracing; the intermediate portion consists of close reed-filling or rush-work pierced with hexagonal barred openings. The whole is strengthened with a bottom sill, a top cap-piece of wood, and occasional verticals of stout bamboo. All of the above enclosures, though frequently provided with ornamentally barred or latticed openings, are classed as Closed Fences. Illustrations of Bamboo Fences are shown in Plates XI., XVI., and XVII.