Shimabara city is a famous for spring water, then the pond in "Shimeiso", 1,000 tons of water spring out in a day.「湧水庭園四明荘」屋敷内にある池は毎日1000㌧の水が湧き出ているとのことです。

Can't bring the ocean to your backyard? You could always set up a koi pond underneath your back porch.

Japanese garden

Reminds me of our recent trip to Japan. Stunning simplicity in construction and gorgeous, secret courtyards like this are so dreamy in traditional Japanese homes!

George Nakashima's simple Japanese styled kitchen... good idea for a small apartment

Required Reading: Artists' Handmade Houses

In one house, a small kitchen features a cupboard with sliding shoji screens. Furniture designer George Nakashima’s home as featured in the book “Artist’s Handmade Houses”

laminate flooring wide plank distressed - Reclaimed Antique Hardwood

This flooring is beautiful - but it is NOT laminate as one pinned has stated - flooring wide plank distressed - Reclaimed Antique Hardwood



Yoshihumi Nakamura kitchen with wood has been utilized, the fit and the hut-style house.


Genkan with storage and adjacent bench. Would be great to have this on both sides of the entryway. Also like the feel of the pebbles indoors.

Japanese step drawer. Tansu

To store my teas & supplements. Greentea Design Elm Burl step tansu chest in natural ginko stain with iron hirute handles

How To Add Japanese Style To Your Home by Melina Divani

How To Add Japanese Style To Your Home

Japanese Garden

Japanese or Japanese style garden patio. And thanks to Petrus Paulus's Gallery (Ryokan) on Picassa and to Acosta Acosta-Rose Pierre Paul for pointing it out to me

Fireplace Zenzo ryokan - Japan

Our homes should be the place where we feel most calm and peace, and what better style to promote these feelings of serenity than a zen inspired space, like tho