you always been accustomed to using gutters and downspouts to deliver
rainwater down the roof of your home? Downspouts are efficient in
bringing water down from the gutters, but have you ever thought of using
rain chains instead?
chains have been used in Japan for hundreds of years. Commonly known in
Japan as “kusari-toi” or “kusari-doi”, rain chains are beautiful
alternatives to gutters and/or downspouts at home.
chains are decorative, yet functional chains made out of metal or
copper cups and other chain designs. It is used to collect and transport
water from the roof of the house to a drain or storage container for
household use. On windy days, the ends of the chains are finished with
pebbles or other kinds of weight to keep it from tussling in the wind.
Today, rain chains in Japan are commonly used in temples, and gardens.
Rain chains over downspouts
course, we all know how functional downspouts are for our homes. They
collect water quickly and efficiently, and are just usually an
unnoticeable part of the home.
rain chains, however, it is different because it does not only focus on
functionality, but also appeal. It is a complete marriage of
functionality and design, as the chains are not just ordinary chains.
There are plenty of designs and styles to choose from. You can choose to
have the typical copper cups or other intricate chain designs, such as
leaves and tear drop links, among others.
really captures the essence and beauty of rain chains is its aesthetic
appeal. When the weather is nice and sunny, you can appreciate the
beauty and intricate work done on these chains. And when it’s raining,
you appreciate how elegant it looks as waters from the roof gracefully
cascade into each cup and chain as if you’re looking at a water show
just outside your window sill.
you want to collect the rain water, you can also easily place a basin
below the rain chains. Breathtaking, easy, and functional – rain chains
are surely wonderful additions to any home.
Rain chains online
you thought of buying rain chains for your home or business, but don’t
know where to buy them? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Japanese
Style is an online store that offers a wide range of rain chain designs
that you can choose from.
have plenty of elegant rain chain cup designs that vary from flower
designs, to bell, bamboo and more! We even have simple rain chain
designs like diamonds, double ring chains, and others for those who
prefer a simple yet sophisticated touch to their home décor. We not only
offer rain chains online but also a variety of Japanese items from
Japanese dinnerware, to decorative garden statues.
if you want to find the perfect rain chain design for your home, or you
want to browse for more Japanese items for your personal use, gifts or
party favors, shop at Japanese Style today!