Kusari Doi

Door Sixteen Rain Chain

At the DWR garden event J.C. Miller of Miller Studios talked about modern garden design and showed some slides from an Eichler house he had worked on. Someone in the audience asked “Is that a rain chain?” I had never heard of a rain chain and had no idea what they were all talking about. Now it seems that rain chains, or kusari doi, are everywhere I look. I probably won’t get to have one here at TOA, but I love the idea.

A Japanese Carpenter's Vise.

Obasan sent along one of my old books, Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward S. Morse, in a care package. No mention of kusari doi, but it is filled with many other wonderful, derangedly minute, accounts of classic Japanese home building and design.

One Response to “Kusari Doi”
  1. Carol Baker says:

    A rain chain! What a lovely idea. I had never seen one before!

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