About the Japanese traditional door tit is simple and harmonious structure of Japanese architecture is apparent in spite of the somewhat excessive number of objects placed in the Thorne room. The translucent shoji (sliding doors) which give easy access to the garden at the right and the floral motifs painted on the sliding screen doors that divide the zashiki from the room at the left, integrate the architecture with the natural setting outside. In the room at the left three kimonos hang over a traditional stand, and the articles necessary for a woman’s toilette await use on the low table. The mirror and stand were made out of metal alloy (a mix of more than one metal) specifically for this miniature room by a Japanese artist.


There are many kinds of Washitsu ceilings. There ceilings are designed to changes the atmosphere of the room. Washitsu ceiling are resistant to bacteria has a sound insulation, moisture retention and heat retention. There are many types of ceiling materials such as plywood, fiberboard, gypsum board and plastic. Japanese architectures have used wood materials to make authentic Washitsu. Moreover, the beautiful ceiling built of wood grain is a characteristic of Washitsu.

There are two types of ceilings which include flat ceiling (Hira Tenjou) that ceiling is horizontal, and slope ceiling (Koubai Tenjou) that is inclined on one side to match the slope of the roof.

Flat ceiling is the most common. High central and low end ceiling (Funazoko Tenjou) is called the bottom of a ship ceiling because the ceiling is like the bottom of a ship in shape. Some types don’t have ceiling


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