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Japans Clay Walls: A Glimpse Into Their Plaster Craft Emily Reynolds

Japans Clay Walls: A Glimpse Into Their Plaster Craft

Emily Reynolds

Published April 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781442145368
Paperback
102 pages
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 About the Book 

Earthen walls have always been a part of Japanese culture. Due to habits of aesthetic interpretation, few people realize that all of Japans castles, temples and tea houses are maintained using their traditional methods. Clay, sand, straw and otherMoreEarthen walls have always been a part of Japanese culture. Due to habits of aesthetic interpretation, few people realize that all of Japans castles, temples and tea houses are maintained using their traditional methods. Clay, sand, straw and other natural fibers, seaweed, wood and bamboo. These natural materials are used to make the Japanese earthen wall. Along with a wide variety of makes and models of trowels, extensive time-tested techniques are used to create beautifully appealing atmospheres out of earth. These can be incorporated into todays world-wide green building movement to create a better balance between ourselves and our living environment.