The Japanese have used Kusari Doi or rain chains for hundreds of years. In ancient times Kusari Doi were used to guide rainwater into large pots for household and garden purposes. Today, rain chains are still found on homes and temples throughout Japan. The cascading water provides an unforgettable experience and a soothing sound. Our rain chains are inspired by traditional Japanese architecture, but designed for American homes. They can be easily installed on any home in place of a downspout, or can be used in areas where a traditional downspout is undesirable.