Japanese Interior / August 17, 2018 / Daniella Epstein.
Every culture retains the certain respect for the antiques that preserve its history and its identity. In Japan, antiques are inclusive of exquisite pottery pieces that showcase the artistic talent of their crafters.
The pieces shown in the photo are brightly colored, and some feature the ancient enameling technique known as cloisonne, in which antiques such as vases, urns, and pots are made to look brilliantly glossy and then painted over with panoramic, floral, and other types of images. As we saw before on this blog at the traditional Japanese post, the tansu chest is another regular feature of many Japanese houses and is so prevalent in the makeup of rooms that it has become an antique in and of itself.
Other items that sacredly kept in the home include Japanese fans, such as this gorgeous fan which can quickly become the focal point of any room. The color schemes of the fans can be utilized to determine the layout of the rest of the office regarding patterns, textures, and other color shades. Fans can also match the decorations and patterns found on the traditional Asian and Japanese shoji dividing doors, such as this elegantly painted shoji featured in a light blush color.
Shoji doors were, and still are used to section off parts of bedrooms to create a private setting for people to change their clothes. Today they are emblematic of the sophistication and rich history of the Japanese culture. Antiques can also be fun collectibles, such as colorful arrays of wooden dolls, painted white to represent the geishas and adorned with glimmering silk dresses.