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Japanese-style houses: interior features (20 photos)


Japanese culture for us always remains mysterious, attractive and undoubtedly deserves special attention. The Japanese, living on the limited space of the islands, for many centuries have learned how to plan the interior and exterior structure of their homes, to make rational use of the space of houses, that such an ability can only be envied. And, of course, learn. The article will look at the features of Japanese-style houses, the main points and nuances of this trend.

The traditional Japanese house is called "Minka", translated as "House of the People." This is what distinguishes it from another traditional Japanese house - the pagoda, which is built for ritual actions.




Most often, the Japanese use natural materials to build their homes in the traditional style and for interior decoration. Features of the choice of material:

  • The first place is occupied by a tree. The popularity of this natural and environmentally friendly material lies in the fact that the Japanese live in a seismically dangerous zone. And wooden houses are light, if necessary, they can be disassembled and transferred to another, safer place. In addition, the Japanese do not build houses like the capital Russian five-wall. In Japan, houses are elegant, their projects are more like a collapsible designer.
  • Often stone is used to build houses. In Japan, the so-called "philosophy of the stone" is very developed, according to which the stone recognizes the honor to be the highest creation of nature. After all, he is silent, independent, firm, almost invulnerable and has many more invaluable qualities that even a person does not have. Therefore, the interior of the exterior of the house and the interior design with its use is a frequent occurrence in the Japanese tradition. Stone country house with the use of wood - the dream of every Japanese.
  • The design of the Japanese house also often uses natural materials such as rattan, jute, sisal, and straw. They are made of mats, rugs, even the curtains on the windows and other textiles. Such textiles are much safer than classic heavy dusty curtains in the Baroque style, for example. Dust is not collected in Japanese mats, they are easy to wash and clean with detergents. Thus, the Japanese maintain a constant order and clean air in their home.







What color combinations are used when housing projects in traditional Japanese style are implemented:

  • Natural shades - the main feature of this interior. In the Japanese house you will not see bold avant-garde shades, acid, neon and other flashy color combinations. A real Japanese interior in traditional style prefers calm, natural, classic color combinations, shades of natural materials - wood, stone, sand, etc. This design also soothes, relaxes, and gives the room comfort.
  • Black color is used quite often. In addition, the Japanese design welcomes and very dark shades of brown, red, gray.
  • Japanese people like to use shades like milky white, cream, beige, reddish brown. Especially beautiful is the design with contrasting combinations of these colors. Similar shades make out the external part of the houses and their interior decoration.