Dec 09 2013 12 CommentsQuiet contemplation in a traditional Japanese house A quiet spot in traditional surroundings is clearly perfect for a bit of equally quiet contemplation.
I hope you haven’t moved from sneaking into abandoned homes to occupied ones! 😉
Haha, not yet!
You captured the quietness in your photo so well.
Thanks a lot. It was a lovely, peaceful place, so good to hear I managed to convey at least some of the atmosphere.
japanese house is a peaceful place, i love the way they make a garden surround a house
Yeah, the old style houses are really nice. Or at least they are until it gets cold…
I am reminded…
The nap out in in a mates bush house in the Australian summer… and a nap on the fragrant tatami in the summer in Fukushima at the inlaw’s. Two great memories of naps. But yay for Japanese country houses and lifestyles. I would easily return to that anytime. At the drop of a hat.
Nice memories indeed, but a bit of a cruel question. Would you go back to the freezing conditions and shovelling snow?
Um.. not that bit!
Thought as much!
Great pic! The windows in the sliding doors are really interesting to me; I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before, either on TV or in person. Of course I don’t live there, so my experiences are quite limited. Is this common?
Beautiful, aren’t they? Not too common I think, but I have seen them like that before. Old Japanese houses may well be horribly cold in the winter, but they are wonderful looking things.