2. Wooden Gate and Shady Parapet, Japanese House Fence
Japanese streets generally lack sidewalks, so to create boundaries, houses usually build high wooden gates and fortress-like walls that surround the house. Both in rural and urban areas, this dividing wall is generally made of brick and cement. Even so, the walls of the mansions in Kyoto usually had a stone foundation that could be seen on the surface.
A refreshing natural element is shown with trees sticking out of the garden of Japanese houses. Take the cherry tree, for example. In addition, wooden branches also decorated the top of the parapet which had previously been painted.