Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Interior Props – Part A

Here an overview of the interior props this pack offers.

The interior props are located under MJH/A_PropsInt. There are 6 subfolders Food, Furniture, Lighting,  Mise,  Noren and Stairs.

Let’s start by the Furniture folder. This folder contains a few very typical Japanese props.

BP_Irori

An irori (囲炉裏居炉裏) is a traditional Japanese sunken hearth. It is used for heating the house and cooking. One characteristic of the irori is to have an adjustable pothook, called jizaikagi (自在鈎 – free hook) and allowing a pot to be lowered or raised away from the fire as required. The metallic piece in form of a fish is called saru (猿) and it’s an important element of the Japanese traditional architecture. I’ve sculpted mine based on a real one, using a few reference photos.

The BP_irori contains the irori itself plus a fire sound, a fire effect and a tea pot.

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BP_irori at work

SM_Irori_Small

This is a smaller irori used in the tea house.

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SM_Kamado

kamado (竈) is a traditional Japanese wood- or charcoal-fueled cook stove.

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Tokonoma

Tokonoma (床の間 toko-no-ma), or simply toko (), is a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items for artistic appreciation are displayed. In English, a tokonoma could be called an alcove.

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There are a few meshes and BPs that allow to build a tokonoma: BP_Tokonoma_base_120, BP_Tokonoma_base_240,BP_Tokonoma_Floor, BP_Tokonoma_Shelf, BP_Chibukuro, BP_Tenbukuro. You can decorate the tokonoma using the SM_Kakemono. Three wood variations are available.

Tansu

Tansu (箪笥) is the traditional mobile storage cabinetry indigenous to Japan.

The pack offers three different BPs with each three wood variations, but you can also use the base meshes and build your own modular tansu.

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Byōbu

Byōbu (屏風, “wind wall”) are Japanese folding screens made from several joined panels, bearing decorative painting and calligraphy, used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces, among other uses.

The pack offers a few Byōbu with different decorations, all public domain old Japanese paintings.

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Tables and Zabuton

There are a few traditional low feet tables and cushions (called zabuton (座布団) to seat on the floor  using those tables.

 

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