This particular fence is located in a little lane in Neyagawa Osaka although you could see a similar one anywhere around traditional housing areas in Japan.
I love this kind of fence.
It does it’s job. But not only that, it looks fantastic too. There’s a harmony between the total structure and the parts. Using natural materials and putting them together in an interesting new way creates that harmony between nature and the man-made. An extra level of richness.
And that harmony is complimented too by the foliage creeping up the fence.
The fence is made of sliced bamboo woven into panels. Time has weathered the bamboo so a soft textured whitewash look adds to its appeal. The shadows created by the interlacing panels and the grooves of the bamboo give it just the right amount of contrasts.
Time weathers nature well. If the fence had been painted, the chipped, faded paint would not look so good now and would need a lot of upkeep.
Good design can be found in all the parts, not just the whole.
If you would like to see some more fences that I love there is a selection on our pinterest board.
The fence is the first thing visitors to your property see so spend the time to get “that first impression” just right.
If you would like to recreate the entrance to your property and need design advice or help I would love to chat with you.