Made of hardy Scottish materials, this modern Edinburgh home proudly displays its Japanese heritage with a "dai koku bashira," a large, central pillar believed in rural Japan to house the Shinto god of wealth.
The interior of this charred cedar home in Southern California features a tertiary space known in traditional Japanese architecture as an "engawa." It is protected by an overhang, and floats just above ground level.
At George Nakashima’s rural estate in Pennsylvania, a traditional soaking tub survives in the sublime bathroom.
The striking black facade of Pieter Weijnen's Netherlands' home is the result of the Japanese practice of charring wood. Weijnen, an architect at the Amsterdam firm Faro, first discovered charred wood through the work of Terunobu Fujimori and later traveled to the Japanese island of Naoshima to observe the traditional technique.
At a Japanese-style box home in New Zealand, the residents relax in a traditional wood-lined onsen, or tub.
These artist's retreat in Norway features a darkened facade and wood tub, two hallmarks of Japanese-style homes.
The hillside garden at this 1960s home in Berkeley is planted with three types of Japanese maple as well as Koi bamboo.
Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, a pair of Sydney-based architects set out to remodel their own home. Like many Japanese-influenced homes, the bathroom is clad almost entirely in wood.