Bamboo, or take ’ in Japanese, is
probably one of the most consistently used plant materials in Japanese
gardens; although not in the way you might initially think. Being a
grass, bamboo is terribly fast growing, abundant, and is very
aggressive, impeding all other plant growth in its vicinity. It is
typically not planted in the garden for these reasons, but, due to its
copious nature, structural stability and straightness, it makes for a
fantastic building material, especially for fencing.