How do I create a unique bamboo fence for my garden? Learn how to cut bamboo trunks, assemble bamboo pieces with rope using special knotting techniques, and ultimately how to build a fence or divider for your home from a master bamboo craftsman from Japan. This workshop is for garden professionals and enthusiasts.
DATE Monday, February 11, 1019
TIME 10:00am – 1:00pm
LOCATION Oki Education Center
*Material Fee $20 (cash payable to the instructor)
Akihiro Mashimo was born in 1977 in Yokohama. He moved to Nagaokakyō City in Kyoto at the age of five, where he grew up around bamboo. He learned bamboo craftwork at the Traditional Arts School of Kyoto and then entered Nagaokameichiku Co., Ltd. in 1998 after his graduation. Afterwards, he studied under his teacher Ichiro Mishima (a recipient of the Kyoto Prefecture Traditional Industry Excellent Craftsman Award) and made bamboo fences. His major works are found at the Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto State Guest House, and Heian Jingu Shrine. He was recognized as a certified Kyoto Traditional Products Craftsman by the governor of Kyoto Prefecture in March 2015.