Japanese Garden Gate in Wales - Architecture (2018)
An Authentic Traditional Entrance
A highly loyal customer in Cardiff, the United Kingdom, approached Yokoso Japanese Gardens for the design and construction of a typical Japanese garden gate. Having previously collaborated on the customer’s beautiful Japanese garden multiple times, the new gate would now serve as the boundary between the front, side, and back gardens. Upon the presentation of the 3D design, the customer expressed immediate enthusiasm. They then provided all the necessary measurements for us to commence production in the Netherlands.
The entire Japanese garden gate is meticulously handcrafted from Western Red Cedar wood in our Dutch workshop, with the use of traditional Japanese tools such as chisels and hand saws. The roof is composed of thick boards using the 'board and batten' method. While this wood is highly durable, it comes at a higher cost. Over time, the wood gracefully ages, developing a silver-grey tone. Whenever possible, special Japanese wood joints were incorporated, while invisible connections were executed using modern methods. To provide perspective, the entire gate, along with the side screens, required a total of 160 man-hours. The construction and assembly, excluding the foundation, were completed in just a day and a half.
It's worth noting that a project like this can also be executed with different types of wood, optionally featuring traditional ceramic Japanese roof tiles or cedar shingles. This project was completed according to the customer's wishes, as quality and customer satisfaction are the two main priorities at Yokoso Japanese Gardens.