Fargesia is a family of bamboos, found in alpine conifer forests of East Asia. They are known in Chinese as “jian zhu” meaning “arrow bamboo”.
Fargesia victualia is only found on Tanega Island, South of Japan and is grown as a source for food and fuel.
The field in this painting consists of about 700 shoots.
This image gives an impression of the actual size.
oil on canvas