Water is a vital component in the Japanese Garden. The Shishi Odoshi or literally "Deer
Scare" was originally used to startle the deer that fed
upon the rice shoots in the rice paddies. The Water Hammer is
now a common element in many Japanese gardens.
Upon entering, one takes a drink from the basin, symbolizing
internal purification; washes the hands, symbolizing external
purification. The sound of the clack of bamboo penetrates the
garden and fades. We are reminded that time is moving on.
In time - depending upon the
climatic or environmental conditions to which it is exposed -
bamboo will naturally crack. There can be no guarantee against
such cracking. Our bamboo pieces are made from Arundinaria
amablis and Phallostachys pubescens (Moso) - the most
select of the quality bamboos.
We recommend periodic sanding
and recoating of the bamboo finish for longer lasting function
of this product. Climate conditions will vary the finish durability.
Four season climates have the greatest wear factor. For distinct
4 season climates we recommend removal from the pond during winter