“Japanese lighting” derived from Japanese tradition and culture.
There are methods to make nature beautiful and to enjoy the light that emerges in the
Why don’t you experience the higher-grade “Japanese lighting” by using them?
In order to beautifully light a Japanese-style space, hints are hidden in the characteristics of Japanese history.In the West, windows are installed at high positions in stone buildings, and gas lights are used to obtain brightness from a high position, whereas in Japan, sunlight is passed through shoji screens during the day and fire is surrounded by Japanese paper at night to get the brightnessDue to this history, will introduce three characteristics of light that suit Japanese style.
Do not create
but create a gradation
In Japan, there is the word In Praise of Shadows.
This is a word that represents the sense of beauty in Japan, and the idea is that
shadows have beauty, rather than illuminating everything brightly.
As you can see in the lanterns and the light through the shoji screen, you can create
a gentle gradation of light and darkness and avoid clear shadows to create a
production that suits the Japanese space.
3 low light
By making 3 lows with Japanese style lighting, can create a calm space.
“Low position” → Brightness is collected at a low position, and the center of gravity of light
is set at a low position.
“Low brightness” → Suppresses the glare of appearance
“Low color temperature” → Illuminates the color of the light with a reddish light with a low
Emphasize Japanese materials
There are various materials and items that enhance the taste of Japanese in the
Typical examples are lanterns, gravel, gutter, water bowls, and bamboo fences.
When planning the lighting, what will be illuminate will be the focal point, so let’s
illuminate the Japanese items and materials to create a Japanese taste.
Japan has a natural environment to enjoy natural modeling. The secret of Japanese-style lighting is to find and illuminate the protagonist in nature. By selecting trees, ponds, and gravel as targets and lighting them with a Japanese-style feel, you can lead to a Japanese space at once.
Garden Up Light
For the lighting of trees, it is important to choose cherry
blossoms and autumn leaves that make you feel Japanese,
and not to cast shadows. It is also a traditional technique
to enjoy the trees reflected on the lakeside of the pond.
Wall Spot Light
By shining light on the main object from above, the light as
if it was in the darkness makes you feel Japanese.
In Japan, there are traditional
lighting such as Gyoto or lanterns.
By using a light that expresses it as
modern light, it can be transformed
into a Japanese space.
Lantern Light (classic type)
Traditional lighting “Gyoto” that has been handed down from ancient times.
By using the Gyoto light that have evolved from these with modern LED technology,
it is possible to reproduce the light that emerges in the
darkness and create a space that makes you feel the tradition of Japan.
Lantern Light (modern type)
A modern type that does not fit in a Japanese space, but
can also be adapted to modern architecture and spaces.
With a candle-like light, it creates a modern yet Japanese
“Lantern” is a traditional stone-made lighting made in
Lanterns are still often used in traditional Japanese
Just by arranging such a lantern type light, you
can enhance the Japanese taste day and night.
Japanese lighting that has evolved
in the dark.
Not just looking for brightness, also
loves the light that emerges in the
By using indirect light, can enjoy
the shadows that emerge while
suppressing the light.
Traditional Japanese light can be reproduced by using a
lighting “core module” that reproduces candle-like
fluctuations in the bamboo and lanterns.
such as “flexible LED bar” is also recommended.