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Asian ➔ Traditional Japanese House Model

Identifier:
178435
Description:
Constructed of split bamboo. House has many slidding doors and garden in front. Structure stands on a black wooden base. This model shows a well-to-do Japanese family. Sliding panels let residents configure the rooms for more or less privacy, light or air. The most important rooms of the house-such as the room used for tea ceremonies-open onto a formal garden. The model was made for a new Grand Rapids Public Museum building that opened to the public in 1940. It was part of the Michigan Museums project of the Federal Works Program Administration. (WPA project);Home of a well-to-do Japanese. Sliding panels set in the walls make it possible to let in plenty of light and air, or to give the family as much privacy as desired.;Home of a well-to-do Japanese. Sliding panels set in the walls make it possible to let in plenty of light and air, or to give the family as much privacy as desired.
Date:
1937 – 1942
Materials:
Bamboo
Dimensions:
16" h 28.5" w 12.5" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
J is for Japan ()
Related Place
Japan