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8 Distinctive Japanese Bath Designs

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 18, 2014 12:41:30 AM

Clean and minimalistic are the words that come to mind when it comes to the art of Japanese bath design. A wave of quiet zen washes over me when I see the Asian inspired masterfully planned bathrooms. With its found in nature materials to its uncluttered common areas, the overall feeling is calming to the spirit. When it comes to Japanese designs in the bathroom, the soaking tub is an essential part of the overall design. Here are 8 of the most popular Japanese inspired bathroom designs on Houzz.

A Japanese inspired bath made out of solid hard woods, are nice modern rendition of the real thing.
Japanese Soaking Tubs are an important part of the Japanese culture as this is a daily ritual in the culture.

Using items found in nature in important when using the Asian themes in design. To see plants and trees from the bathroom is very zen.

From the rock sink, wood counter space to the bamboo inspired wall, the elements come together from nature.

Teak ceiling and flooring is a common element and many times some sort of shower stool.

Bringing the theme out in the open air.

This Asian inspired bathroom includes a cherry blossom tree. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life.

This type of screening is seen often in Japanese bath designs. Called the Shoji Screen, the authentic screen consists of translucent paper over a frame of wood and is used for doors and partitioning but in modern times is used in design.

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