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August 13, 2016 10:45 AM

House Yayoi SK

House Yayoi SK

Tokyo Apartment Inc is pleased to bring to the market to rent this charming Japanese style four bed room house located in a very quiet corner in Yayoicho, Nakano. The property is well located for the amenities and transport links of Nishi-Shinjuku 5 chome station and Nakano-Sakaue station.

Property features
★Traditional Japanese Style House
★Over 100m2
★Ample Storage and Closets
★Exclusive Garden
★Brand New Kitchen and Gas stove
★Ample Natural Light
More detail as below:
For more information about this property. Please contact Seiya, Tokyo Apartment Inc.
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Here is a brief introduction of a Japanese traditional house:
Yoshida Kenko, 【吉田兼好】(1284-1350) was a Japanese well-known writer and poet-monk. His most admired work is Tsurezuregusa 【徒然草】 : Essays in Idleness, one of the most studied works of medieval Japanese literature. In this book 【徒然草】: Essays in Idleness, he declared that " a house should be built in with summer in mind ". Simply because, it is extremely high-temperature and humid in summer in Japan. The basic design concept is lowering the temperature and humidity as much as possible, so that a Japanese traditional house in Tokyo in particular seems to be very open-plan design. And the size of a room can be changed by altering partitioning.
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Large traditional houses often have only one living room /space under the roof, while kitchen, bathroom,and toilet are attached on the side of the house as extensions.
Partitions within the house are created by Fusuma 【襖】, sliding doors made from thick wood and paper stretched over a wooden frame to give rooms more privacy, and also Fusuma 【襖】 are portable and easily removed.
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On the edge of a house are wooden floored passages, Roka 【廊下】 in Japanese, that are similar to hallways. Passage and living room are partitioned by Shoji 【障子】、sliding and portable doors with wooden latticework which is built into a rectangular wooden frame. Japanese paper pasted on the latticework allows gentle sunlight to penetrate it.
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Traditional Japanese style rooms come with a unique interior design that includes Tatami 【畳】mats as flooring. A tatami is made of bundled straw and covered with tightly woven rushes called igusa 【藺草】. Tatami style dates back to the Muromachi Period 【室町時代】(1336-1575). Originally a luxury that only the wealthy could afford, Tatami gradually became more common and can now be found in virtually all traditional Japanese homes. Tatami mats give off a lovely scent, especially on rainy or humid days. Increasingly rare in modern Japanese interiors, Tatami deserves to be considered as a potential material in all homes. Tatami mats work well with the unique climate of Japan. The mats evidently help regulate interior humidity. Despite the decline in usage, Tatami is still a part of Japanese national identity.
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