Genkan: the traditional Japanese entryway

  • Published on : 28/03/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

The genkan is a distinctive and important feature of Japanese homes and buildings, serving as a transitional space between the exterior and interior. Understanding the design, purpose, and etiquette associated with the genkan provides valuable insight into Japanese culture and traditions. As you step into a Japanese home, the genkan is the first space you encounter, setting the tone for the rest of your visit.



 

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