Traditional Japanese house "Chiiori" in Iya Valley, Shikoku༺ ♠ ŦƶȠ ♠ ༻

One in a series of illustrated guides, focusing on design and the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today, by the art publisher Taschen.

A traditional Japanese house complete with sliding doors everywhere. A great way of maximising space.

Irori - Japanese traditional open fireplace sunken in the surface of the wooden floor; hearth around the fireplace 囲炉裏

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Row pass Torri Gate- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.

京都 瑠璃光院 Rurikouin, Kyoto, Japan #Kyoto #Green #緑

京都 瑠璃光院 Rurikouin, Kyoto, Japan #Kyoto #Green #緑

Ryōan-ji, Kyoto, Japan - Best enjoyed when crowds are fewer -- you'l never get a shot like this normally without having a dozen tourists sitting in front of you at the edge of the garden

The kare-sansui (dry landscape) zen garden at Ryōan-ji temple, Kyoto Japan

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