I have a appreciation for really old things, there is something fascinating about them and I might sound weird but believe that really old things have developed personalities over time no matter if it’s a simple old coin or the pyramids of Giza. At the same time though I like things modern especially architecture and design so how can you update a 300 year old Japanese house to the 21st century? Wrapping it in a modern structure of course!
The modern structure protects the old Japanese house from the elements and the ever present earthquake risk while providing new functionality and an updated layout Can you imaging growing up in a house like this? One minute I could imagine I’m the Shogun of Japan riding through the countryside while messing up my parents immaculately crafted garden, the next minute I could in the living room setting a head-shot record against my friends in a video game like Modern Warfare 2.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.