Saturday, July 11, 2009
Edo residential houses started to be used in Japan in the Meiji era on the second part of the 19th century, wooden structures, Thatched roof, tatami flooring, and usually with a second level for sericulture. These houses were common on the Yamagata area and have been designated as significant cultural assets in Japan.
It was common for the Japanese houses to be sparse and modest, with little or no furniture. The area at the front is where the household managed his state, note the abacus on the left side.
Hearth with “Kama” cauldron, were widely used in Japan until the 50’s when the electric rice cookers made them obsolete.