This colour reference offers practical ways of incorporating Japanese design elements into western homes. It should provide both the DIY enthusiast as well as the professional with a wide array of ideas, fully illustrated and supported by plans and diagrams. Filled with elegant designs and clever tips, A Japanese Touch for Your Home offers bold and exciting ideas for remodeling your home or redecorating your apartment. The author, architect Koji Yagi, explains the basic elements of Japanese interior design and shows you how to use them.
Install tatami mats and shoji
KOJI YAGI was born in 1944 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from the Department of Architecture of the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1969. From 1971 to 1974, he worked with the Syrian government as a technical advisor sent by the Overseas Technical Cooperation Agency of Japan. From 1975 to 1976, he worked with the Tropical Building Research Group at Queensland University in Australia, conducting research on indigenous housing of the South Pacific. In 1980 he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, affiliated with the Environmental Design Department. In 1987 he was a visiting research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Yagi currently teaches and does research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as an associate professor. RYO HATA was born in 1943 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from the Department of Art of Nihon University. A freelance photographer who has been published in numerous Japanese magazines, Mr. Hata specializes in Japanese gardens and houses.