Thursday Doors is back after a Christmas break and since I’m still conducting you through the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, I thought it only appropriate that we find some doors there. So without further ado…

I wouldn’t mind having a gate/door like this one if I had a garden. I really like the use of so much wood in Japanese buildings and other structures.

I would love to have seen what was on the other side of these wooden doors but alas, no such luck. However, there was so much to see I didn’t mind too much. Domo arigatou for taking time to stop by today. (That’s the way to say thank you in Japanese between friends or co-workers and I think all of you qualify, so I won’t be more formal. 🙂 Enjoy your Thursday.

  1. Teresa says:

    Oh I love these Japanese doors!

  2. peggy says:

    These airy, wooden doors are lovely. Looks like someone put a lot of work into the last doors in your post.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I love the style of doors and gates. The lines form an interesting pattern, and I think they help the doors to stand out and to blend in (if that makes any sense).

    • It does makes sense, Dan. They fit in well with the natural surroundings or at least natural including the pruning and shaping that goes on in a Japanese garden. 🙂

  4. Great examples of doors as an invitation. Happy first Thursday of 2023!

  5. Marvelous, Janet. I’m fascinated by all things Japanese. Happy New Year.

    • Our younger daughter studied Japanese for quite some time (and is again) so we were exposed to many Japanese things. I like the simplicity of the gates and even the door. The garden appears simple but takes much pruning to look that way. 😁

  6. I do adore the Japanese aesthetic! I wish I could gaze upon such a lovely garden locally. It’s surprising this isn’t more of a Japanese community here in Austin. Guess I’ll just have to visit. 🙂

    • I found these on aye as although the are sometimes part of another, larger garden.

      Fort Worth Japanese Garden Fort Worth Texas 7.5-acre garden in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, built in 1973

      Hermann Park Houston Texas The Japanese Garden was designed by Ken Nakajima in 1992, includes a teahouse, waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths that wander among crepe myrtles, azaleas, Japanese maples, dogwoods and cherry trees

      National Museum of the Pacific War Fredericksburg Texas Includes the Japanese Garden of Peace, established in 1976[19]

      San Antonio Botanical Garden San Antonio Texas Includes Kumamoto En Japanese Garden, built in 1989, patterned after the Suizenji Park in Kumamoto

      San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden San Antonio Texas 11 acres, located in Brackenridge Park, includes shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with koi

      This one is in Austin:

      Zilker Botanical Garden Austin Texas Includes the 3-acre Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden[32]

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    These doors are so very cool Janet. 😀 😀

  8. dennyho says:

    Love your final door’s symmetry.

  9. tootlepedal says:

    Excellent doors. Sayonara for now. (That’s my total Japanese vocabulary blown in one go)

  10. This brings memories back to our time Japan. These doors are so amazing. Thanks Anita

  11. The gates are lovely. I wonder what beauties are behind those doors too.