The traditional Japanese style room epitomizes Japanese culture. However, the steady disappearance of these traditional rooms from many modern homes is a sign of the times leaving it more important to protect and to preserve this form of art and lifestyle. The utilization of natural resources such as wood, paper and grass as key elements for constructing a traditional space is as essential as the traditional fixtures which help to create its unique identity.
By combining precious wood and Urushi to traditional fixtures that are typically found in Japanese style rooms such as the “Tokonoma”(a shallow alcove), the “Shoin”(study area), the “Tokobashira”(pillar), the “Tokogamachi”(the lower front section of the alcove), the “Jiita”(floor boards) and the “Tenjo-ita” (ceiling boards) makes an aesthetically cohesive statement. Other traditional components such as the “Jibukuro”(low profile cabinets with sliding doors fixed next to the Tokonoma), the “Chigai-dana”(staggered shelves) aid in tying in the entire space to a harmonious atmosphere.



The formal ”Tokonoma”

“Tokogamachi” with “Kuro-roiro-menraden” finish(J-002)

”Otoshi-gake” finished with a green gradation of urushi (J-007)


Bottom board is finished with "Asanuno-metamari-nuri"(Linen flooring with urushi)

"Maru-tokobashira"(Chamfered Pillar) is finished with a green gradation of urushi (J-001)


J-002 Tokogamachi Kuro-roiro-menraden finish


J-001 R105x2700mm

Maru-tokobashira (Chamfered Pillar)
Green gradation Urushi




J-005 Tokogamachi Urushi finish[Ginshu]



The “Chasitsu”, a traditional room used for performing tea ceremonies is the ideal atmosphere for releasing one’s mind. A space synonymous with peace and tranquility, the delicate balance between minimal and bare teeters with every placement of an object. Natural materials are carefully chosen and placed in the Chashitsu to maximize the beauty of this space and its function.
KISOARTECH considers the construction of Chashitsu as their forte due to the abundance of high quality materials found locally within their region.

A view of the tea ceremony room utilising Kiso wood.

The "Tokobashira"(pillar) is Kobushi.
Wooden paneling such as "Koshi-ita"(wainscot),"Tana-ita"(shelves) is Nezuko

J-025  Ajiro(Wickerwork)
 Sawara / Yabane
J-026 Ajiro(Wickerwork)
Sawara / Ichimatsu
J-027 Ajiro(Wickerwork)
Nezuko / Yabane
J-028 Ajiro(Wickerwork)
Nezuko / Ichimatsu


J-020 Noneita [Sawara] 150x900mm
J-021 Noneita [Nezuko] 150x900mm J-050~J-059 Samples of "Jiita-nunome-urushi"





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