Beauty of Not Showing All in Japanese Architecture

Beauty of Not Showing All in Japanese Architecture

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Architecture, Blog

Is this, seen on this picture of Machiya townhouse in Kyoto, an opening or a wall? Japanese architecture have neither, not in a clearly defined way in Western architecture. An element that looks like a wall is thin and can slide open. Other things that look like openings are just perforated walls. The architecture’s post-and-beam structure and Japan’s […]

Kamo River – Water to divide life and death

Kamo River – Water to divide life and death

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Blog, Landscape Architecture

In Japan,  people think that water sometimes becomes a border to divide two different worlds. Kamo River, which runs through Kyoto City, also used to be thought as the border to separate the world for the living from that for the dead. There was a crematory in the area called Toribeno. This area is located at […]