I am interested by Beni Otake which is also called "Big red bamboo" in english (the approximatly translation for the japanese name). But lookink at different pictures in books and on the web I noticed quite differences between B O and "Big Red Bamboo". In some pictures the leaves are less "linear". Esvel sells "acer palmatum "Red bamboo"" and acer palmatum "beni Ohtake". I asked him what was the differences between them. He answered both were very similar. Have you noticed some differences between both ?