Washitsu (Japanese style room), is a term used as an antonym for yoshitsu (Western style room). A feature of washitsu is tatami flooring. Washitsu usually have sliding doors (fusuma). They may have shoji & if used as a reception room, it may have a tokonoma (alcove for decorative items). Today, many Japanese houses have only 1 washitsu, used for entertaining guests. The furniture in a washitsu may include a low table at which a family may eat dinner or entertain guests, while sitting on…
A Yen for the Past: Farewell to Tokyo’s Hotel Okura | Projects | Interior Design
Hotel Okura, Tokyo via lingered upon
Main lobby of Okura Hotel Tokyo, Japan. This wing will be torn down in 2015.
View from the patio towards the tatami room of the Tetsuka House by John Pawson.