Japanese living

Japanese living

In Japanese traditional living spaces, unique elements define both the ambiance and functionality. Among them, the Japanese paper lanterns softly diffuse light, casting a gentle glow that envelops the room in a serene atmosphere. Tatami mats, crafted from natural materials like straw and rush grass, serve as the foundation of Japanese interiors. Their distinct fragrance and texture evoke a profound sense of harmony and tranquility.

The custom of removing shoes upon entering a living space symbolizes leaving the outside world behind and embracing a sense of sanctuary within the home. Whether stepping onto wooden floors or the woven surface of tatami mats, occupants are invited into a realm of relaxation and deep connection with the natural environment.

Adding to the charm and versatility of these spaces are translucent partitions, crafted from cedar wooden frames, which allow for flexible room configurations and the passage of soft, diffused light throughout the home.

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Kumiko Partition

The Kumiko Partition is based on the Kumiko woodworking technique that originated in the Kamakura period as a fixture technology in Japanese architecture. This technique involves cutting thin pieces of wood, adding grooves and angles, and assembling small wood fragments to create intricate patterns. With a history of over 800 years, there are more than 200 patterns in existence. These patterns hold meanings deeply rooted in Japan’s climate and culture, requiring highly skilled craftsmanship down to the finest details. Kumiko has long been cherished as a traditional Japanese decorative partition, allowing light and shadow to pass through.

This partition uses high-quality cedar wood, and the frame is delicately minimized to accentuate the beauty of the Kumiko patterns in a simple design. Particularly distinctive is the foldable section that moves freely on both sides, featuring a corded hinge created without the use of metal fittings.