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Japanese homes and their surroundings

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture, Japanese.,
  • Japan -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Edward S. Morse ; with illustrations by the author.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiii, 372 p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22883858M
    OCLC/WorldCa8579457

    The ends of the ridge, showing a mass of projecting thatch in section, are abruptly cut vertically, and the free border is rounded in a bead-like moulding and closely bound by bamboo, appearing like the edge of a thick basket. Between the hashira come smaller uprights, called ma-bashira M hashira changed to bashira for euphony ; these are two sun square. Into this the tiles are then bedded, row after row. The posts had metal tops, and at intervals along the upper rail metal plates were fixed. Sometimes the big gate has a large square opening in it, closed by a sliding-door or grating, — and through this the inmates have ingress and egress.

    The beams are closely notched, and bound with a coarse-fibred rope; and small bamboos are closely secured to the beams. Resting upon the thatch, from the ridge-pole half way down to the main roof, were bamboos placed side by side, parallel to the ridge. The thatch trimmed in these various ways is thus seen in section, and one will often notice at this section successive layers of light and dark thatch. A low platform is called an ochi-yen; a platform that can be raised or lowered is called an age-yen.

    In the garden of Fukiage, in Tokio, some very marvellous effects of landscape-gardening are seen. A huge pile of wood cut for the winter's supply was piled up against the L. The doorways of shops and inns, when they definitely occur, are large square openings stoutly but neatly barred, — and permanently too, a portion of it being made to roll back. In nearly all the cities, however, you will find the houses of the wealthy in the immediate vicinity of the habitations of the poorest. Fire-proof blocks in foreign style, such as now exist on the Ginza, may be ultimately constructed in this path. If a brook can be turned to run through the garden, one of the great charms is attained; and a diminutive water-fall gives all that can be desired.


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Japanese homes and their surroundings by Edward Sylvester Morse Download PDF Ebook

And such a vicissitude often falls to the lot of a Japanese garden, enduring as it is. The planes are very rude-looking implements.

One is amazed to see how many firemen can gather upon Japanese homes and their surroundings book a roof without its yielding. That the Japanese have been familiar with the arch is seen in some of their old stone bridges; but they seem as averse to using this principle in their house-architecture as were the Egyptians and Hindus.

The transverse piece crowning the whole had been specially selected to give an upward curve to its ends, such as one sees in the upper transverse beam of a tori-i.

As an illustration of this, I recall an experience in a cheap inn, where I was forced to take a meal or go hungry till late at night. Fukuzawa, for valuable assistance during the preparation of the text; and to Mr. This style of working and doing many other things could never be adopted in this country without an importation of Japanese backs.

In the crowded city, among the poorest houses, one often sees, in the corner of a little earth-area that comes between the sill and the raised floor, a miniature garden made in some shallow box, or even on the ground itself.

Yet even in spite of this added precaution, in violent gales the roof is often rapidly denuded of its shingles, which fill the air at such times like autumn leaves.

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Maybe the closest we get is that Morse relates in several floor plans the names of the Japanese spaces with their uses in Europe - but given that this book is from the 19th century even that relationship isn't the most useful. Much of this lamentable condition of things is no doubt due to the fact that machine-work has supplanted the hand-work of former times.

A large hanging bay-window is also barred. How to get thisbook? Above these low panels is a stout net-work of wood. There were many men at work; a few were eating and drinking; tools were lying about. Back of this dwelling, and some distance from it, was still another house, two stories in height, and built in the most perfect taste; and here lived the grandfather of the family, — a fine old gentleman, dignified and courtly in his manners.

A number of friends have given him the plans of their houses as made by the carpenter, but there were no elevations or details of outside finish represented.

Similar screens are also seen hanging below. In the country such fences are hardly more than trellises of bamboo, and these of the lightest Japanese homes and their surroundings book.

For nailing in places above the easy reach of both hands they use a hammer, one end Japanese homes and their surroundings book which is prolonged to a point; holding, then, Japanese homes and their surroundings book nail between the thumb and finger with the hammer grasped in the same hand, a hole is made in the wood with the pointed end of the hammer, the nail inserted and driven in.

In presenting these types, more reliance will be placed on the sketches to convey a general idea of their appearance than on descriptions. In Kishiu it is called simply yen, while in Tokio it is called yen-gawa.

The roofs are larger, but their ridges, with some exceptions, do not show the artistic features, or that variety in form and appearance, that one sees in the ridges of the southern thatched roof.

The roof may be either lightly shingled, heavily tiled, or thickly thatched. People of small means, but by no means the poorer classes, generally occupy these dwellings. The elaborate structure of the thatched and tiled roofs, and the great variety in the design and structure of the ridges show what might be done by a Japanese architect if other portions of the house-exterior received an equal amount of ingenuity and attention.

The rope is wound about, again and again, in the tightest possible manner. Ishikawa and others, of the University of Tokio; Mr. The rafters of the roof, called yane-shita Yain this frame are nine feet long, three sun wide, and eight tenths of a sun in thickness.

As the horizontal beams were supported by uprights beyond the ends of the brackets, no additional strength was gained by these braces in question, except as they might prevent fore and aft displacement. Recommended by: Bloom Malone, Dumas, American, In the province of Iwami, for example, a roof-shaped tile is made specially for covering the ridge of thatched roofs fig.Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings (Dover Architecture) by Edward S.

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An Englishman particularly, whom Emerson says he finds “to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes,” recognizes but little merit in the apparently frail and perishable nature of these structures.