Few plants were so important to Japanese families as the bamboo. These plants, with strong but flexible trunk, grow everywhere in the country. There are over 600 different types of the plant, but it is known by the name of Madrake and it is the most common and most used. In the bamboo garden, we can see many types, as they grow, and as they are isolated from each other by trenches, as bamboo grows very quickl. Minka is in a house that is in Kew, we can see that the plant supports the structure of the house. The walls are covered with woven bamboo, to and make them more beautiful and cozy. Bamboo baskets were used for groceries, preparing food, storing clothes and bedding, and even to raise silk worms.