This classic Japanese garden feature, known as Shishi Odoshi or Deer Scarer is a mesmerizing water feature. The gentle rocking motion of the bamboo, combined with the sound of the bamboo striking its destination is delightfully tranquil. Some people liken the experience to a Zen garden, with the gentle tapping of the bamboo marking time.
We have a modified design of the traditional deer chaser to simplify installation and improve it's durability. Our design is a one-piece unit that is affixed to a board for stability. The product is easily installed without the need for tools.
Details of the bamboo deer scarer:
Bamboo water Spouts: It stands 12" tall.
Submersible pump: The deer scarer comes with a 110 V, 120 gallon per hour adjustable submersible pump, installation instructions, as well as design hints and tips.
Bamboo Material: Bamboo: Since we use only solid bamboo (as opposed to hollow bamboo), the product is crack resistant and very durable in harsh climates. By touching and holding the water spout, the quality and craftsmanship is apparent.
Top ten great uses for creative water gardening:
- Transform a special container into a tropical paradise
- FENG SHUI: running water promotes wealth and abundance
- Create your own private tropical hideaway
- Cats and dogs love the sound and running water
- Birds are attracted to water movement
- A great, inexpensive gift idea with MUCH ALOHA
- Bamboo brings tranquility to a hectic work space
- The happy gurgling sound drowns out traffic noise
- Create an instant Zen water garden with plants and fish
- Add an exotic touch to your existing pond
How to Make the Ideal Sound:
Since sound is a very important aspect of your fountain, you might want to fine-tune the setup in order to optimize the sound. The pump’s water flow rate is adjustable, so you can play with what sounds best in your environment. Sometimes, you can also adjust the height of the water drop to make more or less sound. Lastly, you can change the contact surface where the water lands by adding stones or other materials
A word on - Wabi Sabi - Perfectly Imperfect:
The idea of a bamboo water fountain is to create beauty from nature. Bamboo is an imperfect material that is hard to work with. It’s non-uniform shape, varying appearance and numerous blemishes are all part of what makes bamboo such an incredibly beautiful plant. Here is a description of Wabi Sabi: “The Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. It’s simple, slow and uncluttered – and it reveres authenticity above all. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind.