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In each decoration inside and outside, you will be able to feel the whole design concept. In another words, inner-most concludes the universe. Atman is Brahman. Less has more. The Japanese spirit reincarnates to exceed time and space (if such things existed).
Tatami mat, wooden floor, washi paper, shikkui plaster wall, interior furniture are all made of natural materials, which helps you to feel like you are in the mother nature. Real Japanese house is alive, inhaling and exhaling, adjusting moisture content, and good for ventilation, even avoiding dust blown away into air. Made of paper and wood? It is not a joke at all.
Designed by Kenji Oshima
tokyo architecture 1 Hifumi-ishi
Stone line up with one-two-three (hi-fu-mi) which idea comes from Kyoto Shuugakuin Rikyu Rinuntei House. Stones were actually collected in Uono-gawa.
Amida-koushi
Sharp Japanese design with straight timber. Name comes from Sanskrit Amitabha. A little garden is attached with Momiji and Sakura.
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Copper board is changing its color year by year. Same material as seen at most shrines and temples. Buddha in Kamakura and Nara as well.
Shikkui
Same wall material as Himeji Castle. This is controlling air moisture especially in hot humid summer here in Japan.
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tokyo architecture 5 Yuka
Japanese Cedar floor polished with rice bran, called Nuka in Japanese language. Bring your five-toe-socks to feel the mother nature.
Tatami Mat
Tatami mat are a traditional form of Japanese floor covering. Straw stitched/knitted with special tatami-needle. Is it easier to get down on your knees?
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tokyo architecture 7 Door 1
Natural Japanese Cedar T&G makes this sliding door. Feels like you're getting into nature land.
Door 2
Professional Japanese carpenter made this main gate one by one with their own hands. Copper is protecting its surface in lower part.
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tokyo architecture 9 Shouji 1
Paper sliding screen. Fragile timber on Japanese paper represents clouds over Mt.Fuji. Each clock of sunshine gives you various color of life.
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Paper screen also reminds you that light and shadow turn into one. If you could imagine of Sakura petals falling down in the right picture, you are the professional Japanese artist.
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tokyo architecture 11 Andon
A paper pattern for Japanese Dyeing, which was used during Meiji and Taishou era. Each room has each design.
Akari
Soft touch light (indirect light) warms you up like spring sunshine. The white colored board is not 100 percent plastic but Washi (Japanese paper) integrated.
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tokyo architecture 13 Kaidan 1
Plum based interior design can be seen as you step forward as your life path is cherished.
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Cedar board is also plum designed. 2mm and 3mm width double layer stair panel makes small space wide and open.
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tokyo architecture 15 Fusuma
This is a traditional divide which makes space into two, the divine and ??? It shuts out vision but you feel the sound. Ninja can detect next room over Fusuma with their six sense.
Shitaji-mado
Commonly used in a tea-house. Purposely remained partially unfinished, which is the beauty of imperfection.
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