Shimabara city is a famous for spring water, then the pond in "Shimeiso", 1,000 tons of water spring out in a day.「湧水庭園四明荘」屋敷内にある池は毎日1000㌧の水が湧き出ているとのことです。

Can't bring the ocean to your backyard? You could always set up a koi pond underneath your back porch.

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Shisen-do temple, Kyoto, Japan

Shisen-do temple, Kyoto, Japan - like the overhang and the tight boardwalk - achievable look with cement

Kengo Kuma

Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Yusuhara Machino-eki Hotel and market in the mountains of Japan - Kengo Kuma and associates Yusuhara, Yusihar-Cho, Takaoka-gun, Koch, Japan.

Japanese rice barrel made of straw

"Gathering [the kimonos] into a rice-straw basket, she went down to the river bank." --The Peach Boy (photograph of a Japanese rice barrel made of straw)

(via Remarkable Japanese Timber Structures | JA U)

Headquarters of the Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers Association, Mokuzai Kaikan By Tomohiko Yamanashi / Nikken Sekkei + Takeyuki Katsuya / NSD

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