7 Ways This Hotel Room Exemplifies Japanese Culture

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik

 

Interior design firm Bazik Inc, together with Takaki Takizawa, have designed this room at Ogawaya Ryokan, a hotel nestled in the Gero Onsen region of Japan.

For the design of the room, they included several Japanese cultural elements.

 

1. The flooring in the room is a contemporary version of a Tatami Mat.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


2. As many Japanese people sleep on a Tatami mat on the floor, the designers have lowered the bed, giving guests a more authentic sleeping experience.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


3. Above the bed, there is a subtle piece of artwork, depicting a blossoming tree, which are common throughout Japan.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


4. The room comes with tea making facilities, allowing you to have your own Japanese tea ceremony.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


5. They have used a Shoji screen door, made from translucent paper over a wooden frame, to hide the bathroom.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


6. In the bathroom, they’ve taken inspiration from the nearby hot springs, and included a Furo (or Ofuro), a deep Japanese soaking tub.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


7. Even the design of the water spout is similar to the bamboo fountains found in Japanese gardens.

Tonerico Hotel Room at Ogawaya Ryokan, designed by Bazik


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