Japanese structure is easy to recognise due to its unique design, aesthetic look and sustainability. We Indians are well aware of Japanese architecture through movies or travel shows. But have you ever thought to incorporate them in your Indian styled home décor? Well, this unique structure and some of its aspects can also be added to Indian home decor. So, here’s how to do that.
In traditional Japanese architecture, woods are more preferred than stone for any building foundation. Since it’s an earthquake-prone region so woods become easier to use than stones. The wooden plank is one of the key features of Japan that doesn’t use screws. Instead, they are fitted with grooves that give more sustainability. Another major material is Bamboo that is frequently used in Japanese architecture. It’s a sustainable material, but due to the availability, its usages are restricted to India. But due to its aesthetic beauty, bamboo is again being used in Indian architecture.
Verandas are an important part of every Japanese structure as it connects the interior to the exterior world. In Indian homes, verandas also used to be a prime part, but gradually it’s also getting lost with the modern architecture. So, we should again start incorporating this part into our abode to give our home a beautiful look.
Rice paper screen or shoji screen acts as a divider in the rooms that is an essential part of every Japanese home. This can also be implemented in Indian homes. Shoji screen, acting as a divider, keeps the openness of the room intact. So, you can also apply glass on the outside and shoji screen on the inside for more durability.
Dry gardens also known as Zen Gardens are made with sand rocks and moss in Japanese architecture which can also be included in Indian houses. This will give you a zen-like feeling in your abode.
Tatami Mats are the most common part of every Japanese home only used by Japan’s wealthy and noble people. These are thick and woven straw mats that measure one by two meters and have a unique and pleasant smell.