An insider’s look at the myriad styles of private homes of Japan, showing how Japanese interior design continues to evolve in a new era. Exploring the art and craft of Japanese residential interiors, author Mihoko Iida provides an insider’s look into the wide-ranging interior design of her country’s private homes. Featuring twenty-eight exemplary residences around Japan – from urban apartments to mountain and seaside escapes – the book showcases aspirational minimalist homes alongside functional live/work spaces and traditional historic dwellings.
Throughout, Iida demonstrates the enduring philosophy of integrating the natural landscape into the home, and details the influences and continuing evolution of Japanese interior design. The book also showcases homes designed by some of Japan’s top architects, such as Kengo Kuma, nendo, Koji Fujii, Arata Endo, and Takamitsu Azuma.