The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 6. Garden Enclosures

Ratten work gates Ajiro

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Gates of a kind of rattan work, called Ajiro, with bamboo frames, measuring two feet wide and three and a half feet high, are also common. This class of Gate developes into a light ornamental appendage which affords scarcely any real protection against violence. Weather-worn and vermiculated wood is much fancied for the boarding of Gates used in Tea Gardens, and occasionally the planks of old boats, with the partially decayed dowel and nail holes intact, are applied to this purpose. Various Gateways and Gates are illustrated in Plates XII. XIII. and XIV.