Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
How to Age Gracefully in Japan
An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire
One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...
Lomography Loves Japan
Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of...
Commune Design Loves Japan
Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber...
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.
A Guide to Shou Sugi Ban and 8 Homes Featuring the Japanese Technique
The ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban was traditionally used to protect wood by charring it and leaving behind a thick...
Follow Us to 10 Modern Homes in Tokyo
A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...
This Whimsical Home in Japan Encourages Play and Exploration
Exposed wooden trusses and polycarbonate walls are just some of the features of this playful, Kobe residence.
A Famed Japanese Composer's Effortless Honolulu Hideout Asks $2.95M
Designed by award-winning architect Sid Snyder and owned by legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, this modern refuge...
8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...
A Southern Californian Midcentury With Japanese Influences Asks $3.13M
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light and garden views to saturate this post-and-beam midcentury in Pasadena, California.
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...
A Guide to Japanese Iced Coffee
Is Japanese-style iced coffee better than other cold-brews?
6 Tiny Outdoor Pavilions Inspired by Japanese Tearooms
A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea...