Whether you have Japanese ancestry, or you simply have an affinity for Japanese art and culture, putting up a Japanese fence in your backyard can increase the beauty of your backyard space. A Japanese fence often also allow for outside observers to get a glimpse of the landscape that is awaiting inside. There are several styles of Japanese fences. First style is a Katsura Japanese fence. A Katsura fence is made from a woven wattle of bamboo branches that is held within a frame, the borders of which are covered by split bamboo canes. This style of fence emulates a well-known fence that flanks the Miyuki gate at the Katsura detached palace in Kyoto. In Japanese, the Katsura style of fence is sometimes called takehogaki to distinguish it from the Katsura hedge, a border made from live bamboo which is also in the garden at the Katsura palace.
Another style of a Japanese fence is a daimyo Japanese fence. The daimyo, or Shogun-style, fence is made from a wattle similar to that of the Katsura fence, but the top of the daimyo fence is crowned with a bushy, broom-like spray of bamboo branches rather being contained within a frame. The fence is meant to evoke the tradition of the daimyo garden, a typical garden on the estate of a Japanese feudal ruler during the Edo period; the daimyo garden is traditionally a place of relaxation and recreation.