Japanese open hearth, Irori 囲炉裏
Japanese old wooden house in Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum 小金井市 江戸東京たてもの園
To each her own - but for me, Japanese have taken it to perfection.
Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine, Takayama, Gifu, Japan
Shoji are Japanese screens made with a wood frame and panes of translucent paper. Japanese shoji are used as windows, doors and room dividers. In this interior, it allows natural diffused light into rooms while providing privacy.
Japanese iron kettle
Kyoto, Japan | by Tom go on 500px