We renovated the office of “Éclat Japon”. The Kyo-machiya, a traditional town house in Kyoto, was built about 70 years ago. First step, the tatami The Tatami craftsman, Japanese tatami mats are very heavy, so it was not easy to transport them! With his expert eye, the craftsman of “tatami” specifies that they are real tatami made from rare straw. Nowadays, many tatami mats are made from chemical fible. Second step, sliding doors. Once retyped, they have returned to their original white color! Third step, Shoji. They are sliding doors. “Shoji” craftsman has adjusted Japanese sliding doors with the help of adapted his tools. Last step, kitchen. This one is […]
Repair of Koto (traditional Japanese instrument) We repaired the koto. It had not been used for a long time. The koto craftsman replaced the old strings with new ones. The melodious sound of koto then resonated throughout the house. This instrument perfectly represents the unique and traditional technology of Japan.