March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 45 March 2014


Tretyakova Maria S.

Doctoral student,
University of Art and Design,
Kyoto, Japan, e-mail: mashanadya@gmail.com   


The article reviews the traditional and contemporary interior of the Japanese house «Minka», considers the influence of the tradition on modern Japanese interior in such directions as "mingei-cho" and "wa-modern", and identifies ways to reconsider the tradition in modern Japanese interior. In the course of analysis, the author comes to the conclusion that the invariable “core” of the traditional Japanese house is the very concept of dwelling and its elements determined by the climatic conditions of the region. In the case of the Japanese house this is the concept of a "membrane house" and interior elements ensuring indoor ventilation. In examining the modern variant of the "mingei-cho" style, the author considers the "collage" method as essential to eclecticism, whilst when analyzing the "wa-modern" she formulates a «analogy selection method». The author concludes that it is the adaptation of ideas of the international style to Japanese culture by the method of selection of "analogies" from this culture that has allowed the Japanese interior to develop without losing national identity.

Key words: interior design, traditional Japanese house «minka», modern Japanese interior, "wa-modern" style


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