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Japanese traditional entry -Genkan- 玄関

This is an example of a traditional genkan-the entryway to a Japanese home. Shoes do not go past this point. My in-laws just have simple tile in their genkan.

Japanese old folk house:

The wonderful wooden structure of Yoshijima house in Takayama. It seems that has been very influential in XX century architecture.

Japanese old folk house: photo by SBA73

The wonderful wooden structure of Yoshijima house in Takayama. It seems that has been very influential in XX century architecture.

Japanese tea room

Ai, ai o Japão (suspiro) The perfection of a small, old Japanese room with earthen plaster walls, a highly refined craft in Japan.

Traditional Japanese House

Architecture Open View Dining And Living Room Decorating For Traditional Japanese House Plans With Sliding Doors And Dark Terrace And Cozy Tatami Designs Japan Architecture House Design Modern Japan Architecture House Design

Gion Shinmonzen, Kyoto, Japan.

Vacation Home Rentals, Architectural Gems

I looked at this photo and thought of Japan. There are distinctive Japanese lines to this work without being too obvious.

Exterior of traditional Japanese residence in Kyoto

Exterior of traditional Japanese residence in Kyoto - this image is so beautiful! The lines, gradiations of light & the slight red peeking out, perfect.

Traditional Tea Room in Kyoto, Japan

Ichiriki-tei 一力亭 is one of the most famous and historic ochaya (geisha "tea house") in Kyoto, Japan. It is considered an exclusive and high-end establishment; access is invitation only and entertainment can cost upwards of yen a night.

Chiiori House in Iya Valley, Tokushima Japan|篪(chi)庵(iori) - Lost Japan - Chiiori (House of the Flute, a traditional Japanese thatch-roofed house)