A timeless journey: Capturing the Essence of Traditional Japan

I recently had the privilege of photographing a traditional Japanese house in Ikoma-shi, Nara-ken. With a history spanning over a century, this house offers a serene escape from the bustling modern world. Surrounded by a meticulously maintained Japanese garden, the house stands as a testament to the timeless beauty and elegance of traditional Japanese architecture.

The House: A blend of tradition and comfort

The house beautifully combines renovated rooms with natural wood floors and traditionally styled rooms, offering a unique blend of old and new. The bedroom has two ‘Getha’ single beds for a comfortable night’s sleep. The kitchen and dining areas have been modernized while retaining the charm of the past.

The garden: A symphony of nature

One of the outstanding features of this location is the Japanese garden that surrounds the house. As I walked through the garden, I was captivated by the seasonal changes, with each turn revealing a new facet of nature’s beauty. The tall bamboo trees swaying gently in the breeze, the intricate patterns of the leaves, and the play of light and shadow created a mesmerizing backdrop for my photographs.

A note to future visitors

If you ever find yourself in Ikoma-shi, I highly recommend visiting this traditional house. Whether you’re a photographer, a history buff, or just someone looking for a peaceful retreat, this place has something to offer everyone. Note, however, that due to the age and fragility of some of the equipment in the house, it’s recommended for guests over the age of 12.