I’ve had to create three blog posts just to chronicle all the amazing bamboo innovation and design I saw in China. They really are using this grass to its full potential there. A few of the other things I saw while I was there, including a visit to a bamboo lumber factory, live bamboo fountaining wine and a visit to the Craft Museum of China.
Bamboo Lumber Factory
We visited a gigantic bamboo lumber factory- all the photos below are products made out of pressed bamboo.
Huge amounts of bamboo being carbonized to get rid of the sugar (and the pests). They turn in into miles of lumber and planks.
I found them burning the offcuts for power and suggested they make them into shingles.
They even decorated their gigantic factory with a very small bamboo grove.
Living Bamboo Wine Fountain
We went to a bamboo grove which had graffiti. All different paintings.
Even more crazy was when these guys showed up. They drilled holes in living bamboo and started serving bamboo wine!
The wine had been in there for a year. You can see the drill they used to make the hole. We all sat around drinking wine in the forest.
The Crafts Museum of China
Located at China Academy of Arts, 352 Xiangshan Road, Xihu district, Hangzhou.
Other pieces of China:
A giant basket used to pick tea.
That’s a picture of a real house. In the background you see a Canadian suburban house. Everyone is tearing down their real houses and building these poor quality suburban houses. That’s what’s happening to China. In the middle of a Chinese bamboo forest. Completely insane.