It is a species from Japan and it is cultivated in many areas of Asia because of its many uses, from food, for its edible shoots, to papermaking out of their canes and leaves, not to mention the making of musical instruments.
Bamboo, which is not a tree, appears however forming beautiful forest formations with sacred connotations in Japan. It is a symbol for one of the religions of Japanese culture, Shintoism. Within this spiritual tradition based on reverence for the spirits of nature and ancestor worship, the stalk of bamboo is the perfect image of human life: it grows up between two nodes, between two start and end points. First are the past generations, then the future ones, and the person is in a vertical line of continuity with them. Life lies within relationships impossible to break and that each individual is part of.
Romero Zarco highlighted some years ago the large size and diameter of the existing specimens in the gardens of the Real Alcázar. The presence of this plant in Spain and Seville may be older than you it might be thought at first. Associated many times orientalist fashion in romantic and post-romantic garden on the one hand, branded as ‘foreign’ by regionalists on the other hand, bamboo could be known by the Nasrides, that is, at the end of the Andalusian period. The Nasrides, who traded with exotic products through the Silk Road, could bring these plants from the Far East to their palace orchards and gardens.