Rain chains have been around for hundreds of years originating in Japan. Rain chains are meant to take the place of a gutter downspout by having the water cascade from one attractive cup to the next making a gentle and soothing sound. Each chain is 3' long and each of the 5 cups is 4" in diameter. The distressed copper finish complements any home while also being very funtional. Simply hook the chain from the top of the hole where the downspout would go. Comes with 3 rainchains. Simply hook each rain chain together to create a 9' full chain. By Lilac Lane Home.