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August 2, 2008

Japanese lashings

Japanese traditional architecture and crafts are a great source for inspiration about lashings and pioneered structures. The images above and below are from the book 'Structure and Form in Japan' (apparently out of print but possibly available from

Flickr user Anthony Grimley took this beautiful photograph of a fence outside a tea house:

And of course the Japanese Square lashing and Philipino Diagonal lashing were introduced to Scouting by Scouters in Asia.