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What is japanese guest house

What is japanese guest house? guest house is built with a combination of native wood and recycled materials. the outer deck is alaskan yellow cedar (cupressus nootkatensis). the material of the external and internal walls is mainly western red cedar (thuja plicata) and the vertical pillars are douglas fir (pseudotsuga menziesii).

Reminder of the tragedy of the art of change

Perhaps the most famous guest staying at the guesthouse is the poet theodore roethke. a talented american poet, roethke taught poetry for 15 years at the university of washington. two of his students have won the pulitzer prize and two more have been nominated for that prestigious award. unfortunately, in 1963, while staying at the guest house, roethke had a heart attack in the pool and died.

New use for a jewel from the 1960s

Currently primarily used as meeting spaces for bloedel reserve staff and sometimes for special events the guesthouse is generally not open to visitors. but the shoji exhibits in the front of the building are generally open to anyone visiting the reserve. except for the bedroom conversion, most of the furnishings remain the same as when the guesthouse was originally built.

Ryokan types

Every ryokan is different, but the following are common, especially among traditional hostels. the decor of the traditional ryokan is sparse and minimal compared to western hotels. instead of rugs, the floor was covered with fragrant tatami mats. the only furnishings found in many ryokans include a low table and legless chairs called zaisu. the futon bedding, not the common folding sofas in europe and america, but comfortable mats with thick blankets, will be laid out for you while you dine.

You will also find urban ryokans in major metropolitan areas such as tokyo and kyoto. since these ryokans may not be located near natural hot springs, many offer a traditional indoor bathing experience, fed by an urban water source rather than a natural spring. kyoto has some ryokans located in historical buildings, which have been in operation since the feudal era.

Ryokan etiquette

when you arrive at your ryokan, you will immediately change out of traditional clothing. before entering, soften your shoes: outdoor shoes are never allowed inside the ryokan. instead, you will find slippers already prepared to wait for you. in your room, you will be given a yukata, or traditional robe, to wear during your stay at the ryokan.

A japanese house in naoshima

For those of you unfamiliar with japan’s most famous island, naoshima is a mysterious and lush land in the seto inland sea that has become an exclusive arts destination.

In fact, our rooms at oomiyake have three rooms, separated by richly painted sliding doors with ceiling-high chinese symbols and vibrant village motifs.

If you go to japanese guest house:

  • some things to keep in mind:
  • restaurants in this area are few and far between.
  • no private bathroom or shower
  • cleaning service is not provided
  • there are also western style apartments on site; be sure to ask for a japanese-style room if you like personality (and sleeping on the floor).

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What Is Japanese Interior Design?

Japanese Interior Design is a popular style nowadays through order, space, and form, which is easy to research on the internet. Moreover, coffee or public space, where we can find some concept of Japanese styles and enjoy it. Sometimes, companies or industrial designers create their products with high-quality detail of woodworking. As a result, you can buy it for your house or simply study how to create that for your dream space.

japanese interior

While Japan may be recognized for ‘zen’ minimalism – think pristine spaces and the glass elements that make up a SANAA house or Tadao Ando’s famous bare concrete – there are plenty of cabinets. . The varied Japanese interiors I don’t necessarily describe as minimalistic.

I was very attracted to the more eclectic Japanese spaces, adorned with motifs, plants, and meaningful objects.

This makes me think of the paradox between how we imagine Japan’s stereotypical minimalism and what you actually come across when visiting Japan: a 100 yen shop on all sides. street corner, or at least a great elegant Muji!

To me, it seems that Japanese people value minimal space, but also love to consume. Oh, Marie Kondo!


Simplicity, purity and restraint are values that are the antidote to our frenetic, fast-paced consumerism and the swirling social media whirlwind in which many of us live.

Kim and Kanye are the most influential celebrity couple of our time (love them or hate them) and they buy wabi-sabi to be the mainstream, by showing the world how they live in one.

The house is completely bone, with no decorations (except for some nice things like Japanese ceramic flakes – ‘stones’ and Yuji Ueda’s drinkable pottery) and a large unwashed piano (Steinway no more Equally). Their house is not luxurious, however, somewhat surprised to see that they refuse to have ‘stuff’ to pursue wabi-sabi.

The landscape borrows

Japanese Interior Design

Usually, this is thanks to a well-laid window with a view of the garden, giving the space extra impact.

Borrowing is an ancient technique called ‘shakkei’, and it makes sense to apply this philosophy in our homes in Australia.

The Melbourne-based company believes that a strong relationship with the outdoor environment “is a path to human health and well-being”.


tatami mat flooring

It’s interesting that Japan has influenced Western design for hundreds of years. Notably, designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and William Morris found Japanese inspiration following the rise of the Crafts & Arts movement.

Many Nordic designers have also found common ground in their handicraft appreciation.

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Animals That Live In Extreme Environments

In the world, there are many species of animals that live in extreme environments but must include species living in extreme environments such as deserts, arctic, oceans, …
Here is a list of animals that live in the harshest environments in the world, let us find out.



Scorpions belong to the class of animals shaped like spiders, invertebrates, branching pliers legs.
Scorpions have about 1750 species with 13 families. They are found on all continents with warm, dry climates, except Antarctica and the New Zealand region. In particular, found throughout the California region.



Snakes live in many different places from tropical to desert, but it is impossible not to mention rattlesnakes. Their venom can quickly paralyze the nerves of prey animals such as mice, birds, and other small animals, then stop the victim’s heart just a few minutes after being bitten.


bearded dragon

The bearded dragon is a kind of lizard. Native to Australia, it can be found in nearly every pet store in the US, being one of the most popular reptiles. The natural habitats of bearded dragons include deserts, arid areas, and rocks, dry forests, and bushes. Due to the pet trade, the number of species has decreased, but overall the population in the wild has remained stable. Moreover, they are not on the list of endangered species so it is not too worrying.

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Hyenas with two forelegs are longer and stronger than the hind limbs. Teeth strong, capable of tearing very tough meat. Hyenas are considered to be one of the most greedy predators on land, able to kill large animals such as zebras, gazelles, buffalo, and the ability to run fast also allows them to The crane chases even birds at close range. However, hyenas rarely hunt for themselves but mostly follow other predators such as lions, leopards … and steal their food.



An antelope is a group of herbivores belonging to the even-clogs, the Bovidae family that live on continents in Asia, Africa, and North America. Antelope includes non-buffalos, cows, goats, and sheep.

The horned antelope of North America (also known as the American antelope), although colloquially also from the antelope, is not a member of the Bovidae family but belongs to the Antilocapridae family. True antelopes have horns that don’t branch and never fall out, while American antelopes branch and change every year.



Camel or Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), is a large, even-toed ungulate species native to North Africa and Western Asia, and is the most famous member of the Camel family and is now classified. widely spread throughout Africa.
The gestation period for a single hump camel is approximately 12 months. Usually, they only give birth to one child, and the young suckle for about 18 months. Females usually develop after about 3 to 4 years, males after about 5 to 6 years. The life span in captivity by humans is usually about 25 years, some camels can live up to 50 years.



Polar bears are the epitome of the frigid life north of the Earth, but in terms of the evolution of life, it was an animal that appeared quite late. About 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, a bear race to cope with the harsh life took place in the Arctic. In the process, they have undergone many significant changes.



Penguins are a set of waterless winged birds that are mainly found in the Southern Hemisphere. Antarctica is full of ice and snow, with the lowest average annual temperature on all continents on Earth, but penguins still live and have dozens of different species. They have dense, thick fur to withstand the cold. Volume varies by species, up to a few dozen. They usually live in groups, with thousands of them.



Seals live primarily underwater in the oceans both in the northern and southern hemispheres, focusing on temperate and welding areas. Atrial name due to the common species in the family has no external ears. This family includes about 13 genera with 20 species in 2 subfamilies, 4 tones. They differ from other seal seals in that they have no ears but only bare ears.



The whale is the common name for many aquatic animals in the Whale. The term whale sometimes refers to all species in the Whale order but does not include dolphins and mouse dolphins, which belong to the Odontoceti subspecies. It also includes sperm whales, tiger whales, navigator whales, and white whales. Other whale subspecies include Mysticeti. It also includes blue whales, humpback whales, curved head whales, and point whales.

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