Niwaki – Master piece !

        “One can not doubt, Japan is a country where the tree is king ! It is commonplace to see gigantic specimens moved with large crane and labor reinforcements because they are simply on the way of a highway or other large construction sites …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

About niwaki, it is the same thing, trees are commonly transported in this country, as we transport in the West the arches of a concrete bridge or the wooden frames of the roof of a gymnasium !

So, here is the transport and installation of one of them – of the kind which never leave Japan – in the gardens of an enormous Buddhist temple of the Aichi prefecture …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

A huge and beautiful black pine with a “long branch on a side” or a katanagareshitate style …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

The precious lading is detached from all the ties that held it firmly to avoid any breakage …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Then it is placed on the edge which must accommodate it with the help of a truck crane…

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

One can admire here the beautiful architecture of the long branch…

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

A mound has been laid out at the base with large rocks and loose soil, and a trench filled around with water in order to properly moisten the rootball, and ensure a correct resumption and development of the roots. During this time, the crown takes advantage of a small cleaning …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

A splint is also installed to support the long branch and thus hold the entire tree in place during its root installation. This one will be fixed there with the aid of string of rot-proof palm fibers …

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Is not this long branch simply amazing ?

Niwaki and japanese gardens - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

A great THANK to Takahiko San.


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