beautiful entryway in Japanese house of shelves

Shelf Pod: House of Storage in Japan

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

Japanese architecture featuring warm minimalism | Designhunter - architecture & design blog

Japanese architecture with warm minimalism

Small is Beautiful in a Kanazawa Garden by japantimes: The porch off the drawing room, with carp enjoying the stillness of a pool in the stream that it overlooks. Image credit: Stephen Mansfield #Garden #Japan #Kanazawa

Small is beautiful in a Kanazawa garden

Small is Beautiful in a Kanazawa Garden by japantimes: The porch off the drawing room, with carp enjoying the stillness of a pool in the stream that it overlooks. Image credit: Stephen Mansfield - Gardening Take

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See inside a traditional Japanese home with these key features. This is Japanese architecture and home design at its early stages and culturally engrained.

The change in height from the genkan, stepping up and into the house is of particular cultural significance.   Just about every genkan will have a shoe closet, called a “getabako” in Japanese  Another feature of the genkan is its practical use as an ‘airlock’, separating the heated inside rooms from the colder (often unheated) front entrance.

The change in height from the genkan, stepping up and into the house is of particular cultural significance. Just about every genkan will have a shoe closet, called a “getabako” in Japanese Another feature of the genkan is its practical use as an ‘airl

Japanese old wooden house in Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum 小金井市 江戸東京たてもの園

Wood, light, shadow Traditional Japanese architecture - very practical and oh so beautiful

Traditional Japanese house interior. It's so open and in harmony with the nature.

love architecture and japan or are you just curious what a traditional japanese home is like versus just the manga? Check out these featured areas of a japanese home to see what real and what's not.

The water is so clear… but all I see when I see a water feature is "mosquito farm."  Maybe the Koi eat the larvae?

The water is so clear…

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

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