Our car parking space and gateway was possibly the subject of more intense discussion and revision than the house itself, especially as there was an inclination to scrimp on it. Here is Hidaka-san of Hidaka Planning ... planning. The gateway looks quite nice, even if the people who actually built it didn't exactly follow Hidaka-san's plan to the letter.
The concrete was 'washed out' to make the little stones stand out for a 'natural' look.
The bricks that were left over from coating the house were broken and laid in cement as the path between the gate and the front door.
And apropos of nothing in particular, another beautiful sunset.