@
zashiki@À•~
KEY WORD :@architecture / aristocratic dwellings
@
A generic term for a room covered with straw mats *tatami ô. In the Heian period when aristocratic dwellings *shinden-zukuri Q“a‘¢, were floored with wooden planks, woven straw or rush mats, some with bound edging, and thick mats agedatami ãô that raised the person a little above floor level were used for seating. Eventually, from the late 12c, the word zashiki applied to rooms completely covered with straw mats and was used for guests. Thus, it became a reception room or guest room. This custom was later emulated in the folk dwellings *minka –¯‰Æ of lower ranking people in the Edo period. Both *sukiya ”Šñ‰® and *shoin ‘‰@, later came to use not only tatami but also incorporated alcoves (both *tokonoma °‚ÌŠÔ and *wakidana ˜e’I) in the zashiki.
@

Nagatomi ‰i•x house (Hyougo)

@
REFERENCES:
@
EXTERNAL LINKS: 
@@
NOTES
@

(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System.@No reproduction or republication without written permission.
ŒfÚ‚̃eƒLƒXƒgEŽÊ^EƒCƒ‰ƒXƒg‚ȂǁA‘S‚ẴRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì–³’f•¡»E“]Ú‚ð‹Ö‚¶‚Ü‚·B
@