「名古屋城 本丸御殿」

「名古屋城 本丸御殿」

Tatami Room and Shoji -  In traditional Japanese architecture, a shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood or bamboo. While washi is the traditional paper, shoji may be made of modern paper.  Shoji doors are designed to slide open, and thus conserve space that would be required by a swinging door. They are used in traditional houses especially in tatami rooms.  Tatami mats are a traditional type of Japanese flooring. Traditionally made of…

Tatami Room and Shoji - In traditional Japanese architecture, a shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood or bamboo. While washi is the traditional paper, shoji may be made of modern paper. Shoji doors are designed to slide open, and thus conserve space that would be required by a swinging door. They are used in traditional houses especially in tatami rooms. Tatami mats are a traditional type of Japanese flooring. Traditionally made of…

In his mountainside atelier, Toshihiko Suzuki, professor at the Tohoku University of Art and Design, constructed this minimally cubic two-tatami tea-ceremony room. Working in his favourite material — aluminium

Souan Tea House by Toshihiko Suzuki

In his mountainside atelier, Toshihiko Suzuki, professor at the Tohoku University of Art and Design, constructed this minimally cubic two-tatami tea-ceremony room. Working in his favourite material — aluminium

Japanese room. These are not places I would necessarily inhabit physically. But in my mind I have built places like this: beautiful places of space, wonder and contemplation. The fact that you want to know who I am quoting means you do not yet understand. That you do not see you could be in such a room in five minutes time and it will be with you a lifetime is sadder still. ~Mac

Japanese room. These are not places I would necessarily inhabit physically. But in my mind I have built places like this: beautiful places of space, wonder and contemplation. The fact that you want to know who I am quoting means you do not yet understand. That you do not see you could be in such a room in five minutes time and it will be with you a lifetime is sadder still. ~Mac

The residence of old Sasuke Toyota, Aichi

The residence of old Sasuke Toyota, Aichi

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