If I had this in my backyard, I think I would be out raking!My OCD inner self is telling me I would totally love this:)
My absolute favorites are the beautiful screen-doors. I don't know about sound-proofing issues, I'd imagine it can turn out to be cumbersome if you use them in all your rooms. But, they'd be great as doors for walk-in wardrobes, separators for the dining room from the living area or for any privacy need in a loft space.
(All Pictures are by S.L)
I guess it is a way of life, the japanese lifestyle. You get it or you don't.