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  1. Inside a Japanese house Toilet – トイレ Bathroom - せんと Shoji – しょじ Tatami - たたみ Tokonoma –とこのま Futon – ふとん Zabuton - ざぶとん

  2. TOIRE !

  3. How to use a Toire • Know which is the front and back • Stand over the bowel • Put down your pants to your ankle • Squat down over the bowel • Do it • Wipe your bum • Caution • If you lost balance you going to fall down on shit

  4. Where is the Toire found ??? • The Toire is the most widespread toilet in the world.   This is the style of toilet which is used from Turkey all the way East to Japan, and everywhere in between.

  5. INFORMATION A Japanese bathroom typically consists of two rooms. The first room is an entrance room where a person will undress and contains a sink. The second room is the actual bathroom, which has a Japanese bath shower and a deep bath tub. The toilet is almost always located in an entirely separate room called a water closet. Japanese bathrooms are often the largest rooms in a house.

  6. INFORMATION • A bath usually has a temperature of 40-42 degrees Celsius • Because everyone takes turns using the same water, people wash themselves before they get in the bath so the water doesn’t get dirty • Soap is not used in the tub • Japanese bath may refer to: • Sentō (銭湯?), a type of Japanese communal bath house • Ofuro (お風呂?), a type of bathtub commonly used in Japan • Onsen (温泉?), a Japanese hot spring traditionally used for public bathing

  7. SHOJI Japanese Paper Folding windows or doors as curtains or shutter.

  8. Shoji(Japanese Curtain or shade) • What is a Shoji: A shoji is a Japanese paper window or shutter. Shoji screens are used to define the Lining space from the porch or Veranda. While allowing light to come through. • History: The earliest surviving folding screens are Chinese. Existing Chinese screens, some of which are paper, date from the eighth century AD, although literary references date as far back as the Zhou dynasty (fourth to third century BC), and depictions of screens occur in Han dynasty tombs (200 BC-200 AD). However, it was in Japan that the screen form evolved into its most celebrated variations. • Who uses this: Japanese People and household members. • Why do you use it: For Privacy or to keep out unwanted light. They use paper to • Decoration: These shoji usually are decorated with many traditional Japanese patterns of images of flowers.


  10. Tatami is a traditional type of Japanese flooring. It is woven from soft straw rush or compressed wood chips but traditionally made from rice straw. The original meaning of Tatami is ‘’ folded and piled ’’. Tatami is made in uniform sizes. They usually have edging made of plane cloth or brocade although some have no edging at all. What is Tatami???


  12. Where is a Tokonoma found? Tokonoma is found in traditional Japanese rooms. They are often decorated with hanging scrolls, flower arrangements and sometimes a Bonsai. How do you use a Tokonoma? Tokonoma is a decoration. Today the Tokonoma is used for aesthetic purposes and to enjoy peace of mind. Who uses a Tokonoma? And when is it used? A tokonoma is uses by everyone in the household and is used all the time.

  13. Futon

  14. ふとん What is a Futon? A futon is a traditional Japanese mattress that consists of two parts, a shikibuton, bottom mattress and a kakebuton, thick quilted bedcover. When And How is a ZabutonUsed? A futon is laid out at night on the tatami floor of the washitsu (Japanese style room) and slept on. During the day the futon is folded up and stored in oshiire (Japanese cupboard), this means the bedroom can be used for other purposes such as a living room. Who Uses a Futon? And Where is it Found? A Futon is used by Japanese people in a traditional Japanese room washitsu. Why is a Futon used? A futon is used because it can easily be put into storage during the day meaning that the room, in which the futon is used, can be used for other purposes such as a living room.

  15. Zabuton

  16. ざぶとん What is a Zabuton? A Zabuton is a square cushion used in a Japanese Style Room (tatami mat room) when sitting on the floor. A typical sized Zabuton is 50cm by 70cm When and how is a Zabuton Used? Zabutons are used when sitting on the ground, you uses it by sitting on it. Who Uses A Zabuton? And Where Is It Found? Everyone uses a Zabuton when sitting on the floor. Zabutons are found in Japanese Style Rooms (tatami mat rooms). Why is a Zabuton Used? Zabutons are used for comfort when sitting on hard tatami mat floors