Hōgei Niwamon - Japanese Garden Gate

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The gate to peace and tranquility
The Japanese garden is the ultimate spot of peace and tranquility and can rid one of worldly burdens. Entering the garden grounds should be an event in and of itself, leaving one’s busy life behind for a moment and enjoying the beautifully balanced aesthetics. Passing under a wooden garden gate, Niwamon (庭門) in Japanese, creates awareness of this in a very authentic way.

Probably the most important principle of the Japanese garden is that it should have a certain natural essence. This also applies to the garden gate to a certain degree. Although they are not natural in shape, they are primarily made of natural materials. In this case, the element of wood.

The Hōgei Niwamon is designed to form the very prominent gateway to the Japanese garden. A garden gate must welcome visitors in a pleasant way, as it is their introduction and first impression of what lies ahead. This served as inspiration for the name as the Japanese word Hōgei (奉迎) translates to welcome.

Inspired by ancient Japanese architecture
A great variety of wooden gates can be found throughout Japan as an entrance way to traditional gardens and holy sites. Many different gates served as inspiration for the Hōgei Niwamon by Yokoso Japanese Gardens. Yet, the most prominent source of inspiration can be admired at the world-famous Ryōan-ji in Kyoto. This temple is well-known for its mesmerizing Karesansui garden and beautiful traditional architecture.

Personal contact as a key to success
Every project is different and requires its own approach plan. That is why we ask you to please contact us by phone or mail if you have any questions or if you want to make an appointment. We are always excited to hear your wishes and expectations, while providing you with all the necessary information. Through personal contact we can be of optimal service, the key to success.

 

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