Patterns in Japanese Architecture – Roof Tile

Patterns in Japanese Architecture – Roof Tile

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Blog

Repetition is not boring. It expands our imagination. This picture tells us so. When you see patterns in Japanese arts and architecture, forms of repeated element are often taken from organic figures such as a branch, a leaf, or a wave.  Each element is simple and clean. When by itself, it is quiet and does not convey much. Yet when it is repeated in […]

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture Vol.2 – Crawling

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture Vol.2 – Crawling

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Architecture

At the beginning of “I AM A CAT” by Soseki Natsume, an abandoned cat crawled through a gap in a bumboo fence looking for some food. It found itself in a yard of someone’s home and said “How strangely the wheel of fortune turns! Had it not been this gap, I might have starved to […]