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By Koji Yagi

Jam-packed with dependent designs and smart tips, A eastern contact to your Home bargains daring and interesting rules for reworking your house or decorating your house. the writer, architect Koji Yagi, explains the fundamental components of eastern inside layout and indicates you ways to exploit them.

Install tatami mats and shoji doors-cardinal parts of jap inside design-and see how superbly they reply to the Western domestic. swap the dimensions and form of a room simply and tastefully with bamboo displays and movable walls. construct an easy Japanese-style alcove, beautify it with anything targeted, after which flaunt it. test a few jap lighting fixtures techniques-low, tender, and lovely. switch the temper of a room, and alter your means of taking a look at issues.

A jap contact in your Home comprises even more. sensible, approachable, and real, it really is written by means of a admired eastern architect thinking about the calls for of latest life, and the solutions that conventional jap layout has to supply.

Over a hundred and twenty colour plates taken via a number one jap photographer accompany the educated textual content. furthermore, over 2 hundred black and white sketches, ground plans, and a bit on homemade tasks make this a ebook that would pique your wish to be artistic after which allow you to satisfy it. a realistic consultant for householders, inside designers, and those who wish to paintings with their heads and their palms, this publication will introduce you to a brand new lifestyle.

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For example, at the end of the day, futon mattresses, pillows, and blankets are brought out and laid on the tatami floor. Then in the morning, these are returned to the closet and the room is rearranged for use by the family. When it comes to mealtime, a low table and cushions are produced. After the meal is over, the table is cleared, and the family may spend the rest of the evening in the same room watching television. The wall closet is not particularly noticeable to those un­ familiar with it because it is in effect a kind of opaque sliding door (fusuma) and blends in with the rest of the decor.

A sophisticated partitioning system is easy enough to under­ stand, but why do Japanese homes give the impression of simplicity and, sometimes, emptiness? First of all, the custom of sitting on the floor (see pp. 64-67) and the use of tatami as a kind of chair, table, and bed lead to an economy of furniture. Next, what little furniture there is is stored away in a fitted wall closet found in every room, and articles for use are removed as needed. For example, at the end of the day, futon mattresses, pillows, and blankets are brought out and laid on the tatami floor.

36 48. Summer in Japan is announced by the burst of greenery as warm rains bathe the country. Removal of the shoji panel behind the screened window, and a cool flower arrangement produce a light, refreshing atmosphere. 49. Autumn is cherished by the Japanese for the all too brief period of brilliant foliage followed quickly by the quiet, melancholy tones of nature preparing for the winter ahead. This is a time to reflect upon the irrevocable passage of time and the beauty of Japanese tra­ ditions.

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