Traditional Japanese Architecture

Japanese architecture (日本建築 Nihon kenchiku) has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors (fusuma) were used in place of walls, allowing the internal configuration of a space to be customized for different occasions.
Traditional houses Traditional houses, JNTO

Traditional houses Traditional houses, JNTO

People usually sat on cushions or otherwise on the floor, traditionally; chairs and high tables were not widely used until the 20th century. Since the 19th century, however, Japan has incorporated much of Western, modern, and post-modern architecture into construction and design, and is today a leader in cutting-edge architectural design and technology. (source: Wiki)
Traditional house Traditional house, JNTO

Roof components Roof components, JNTO

roof tiles Roof tiles, JNTO

small wooden house Small wooden house, JNTO

wooden house A wooden house, JNTO

Average apartment in the city An average apartment in the city, JNTO