Do you think that by choosing a tile with a pattern in the form of a bamboo and placing a bonsai tree in the bathroom, you have already coped with the task and created a Japanese interior style? Not! To make the bathroom really look Japanese, you should also choose the right plumbing..
The first thing to know is that most often in Japan they use compact, tall, but sitz baths. You can’t lie in them, as we are used to. This is due not only to the Japanese mentality and hygiene habits, but also the lack of space for a full recumbent bathroom in most apartments. So, when creating a truly Japanese bathroom, ditch the huge Jacuzzi, space saving comes to the fore. However, for tiny bathrooms of typical Russian apartments – a great option.
Sitting baths do not have to be stone, as in the first examples we presented. In Japan, wooden and metal bathtubs are popular. But in any case, they remain compact. Wooden barrel baths are a reference to the traditional Japanese furako bath, which we plan to talk about in more detail in the future..
Another feature of Japanese bathrooms is that if there is an opportunity to plant greenery or open direct access to the garden, the Japanese will definitely do it. Closeness to nature is welcomed by the inhabitants of the Land of the Rising Sun as one of the principles of a harmonious home.
The rest of the bathroom fixtures and furniture in the Japanese-style bathroom also meet such principles as minimalism of decor and maximum practicality. And Japanese toilets will definitely surprise you with their additional functions, because they are always innovative models..