Japanese Backyard Gates
There are plenty of ways to dress up a backyard, whether your goal is increased privacy or aesthetics. If you have a Japanese backyard style, then complement it with a Japanese backyard gate. Giving a Japanese backyard gate a nice patina by using older materials adds an allure to the backyard. Bamboo, rattan, rail ties, stone, iron, and wood are all good choices. Japanese hinoki cypress is a very good traditional wood for a torii gate. Consider the purpose of your backyard before deciding on the gate. Each material used conveys a particular meaning, the sturdier the material, such as iron, the more forbidding the entrance. Look for traditional Japanese patterns when designing a bamboo, rattan or iron gate. Many torii-style gates include inscriptions across the horizontal rails.