Traditional Japanese Style Room
This Japanese living room is a testament to the minimalist Zen culture's focus on the creating a space using natural light, materials and negative space to allow energy to flow through it. Sliding doors are often used in Japanese bedrooms to provide privacy when needed and allow a flow between interior spaces when open.
An Irori is a traditional Japanese sunken hearth that is used both to cook food and heat a room. They consist of a stone lined square pit built into the center of a floor. A decorative adjustable hook called a jizaikagi hangs from the ceiling above the pit can be used to suspend a pot over the fire.
Washitsu (和室) means a Japanese-styled-room(s). This is the traditional way of decorating a Japanese room. Most washitsu have tatami floors, and sliding doors (fusuma), rather than hinged doors.
A washitsu (和室), meaning "Japanese-style room(s)", and frequently called a "tatami room" in English, is a Japanese room with traditional tatami flooring. Washitsu also usually have sliding doors , rather than hinged doors between rooms.
Many homes include at least one traditional Japanese styled room, or washitsu. It features tatami flooring, shoji rather than draperies covering the window, fusuma (opaque sliding vertical partitions) separating it from the other rooms, an oshiire (closet) with two levels (for storing futon), and a wooden ceiling. It might be unfurnished, and function as a family room during the day and a bedroom at night.
The room interior in Japanese style is a kind of philosophy, closeness to nature and the knowledge of himself. That's why the Japanese avoid luxury in the design of their houses, fancifulness in furnishings and the use of artificial materials and rooms design is based on the ideas of minimalism using special features and accents avoiding extremes - too much simplicity and asceticism.