Rain Chains: A Beautiful Alternative to Traditional Downspouts

 It has long been known that the Japanese people are experts at creating relaxing, harmonious sanctuaries inside their homes.  For hundreds of years, traditional Japanese homes have incorporated the melodic, soothing sound of rain water into their living space using what is known in their culture as “kusari doi” or rain chain.  They show their respect to Mother Nature’s gift by capturing this water into barrels reusing it throughout the home. Since their humble beginning centuries ago, rain chains have become a decorative alternative to the traditional downspout throughout most of the modern world including the United States.  Homeowners have embraced both its utility and beauty using it to channel the rain water away from their homes.  They have discovered… Continue reading »