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Japanese Bamboo Fence-Building Workshop

Ben Schrepf, curator and niwashi of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, will teach participants how to build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese techniques.

Participants will learn how to properly cut bamboo and tye otoko-musubi, the special knot used in Japanese bamboo fence-making, and apply these new skills towards building a fence in the Gardens.

The workshop takes place Friday, November 15, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance registration and payment is required. Cost: $55 plus processing fees. Register online by clicking on “Events” at the top of the page. A drop-down menu will appear; click on “Buy Tickets” and follow the instructions.

Special student discount rate: $25. Please email yume.gardens@gmail.com to register.

Learn more about Ben in the Autumn 2019 issue of Tobiishi, JFGP’s quarterly newsletter here.