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View Postfrannyo, on 01 November 2014 - 08:48 PM, said:

Yet another on now.

This time, housing pros coming to Japan and commenting on how wonderful Japanese housing is.

Oh yes.


I wish I'd seen that. Sounds like my kind of thing.
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Well we all know how excellent and modern Japanese housing is already.
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What specific things about Japanese houses did they say were sugoi?
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Watching a food programme.......annoys the life out of me the faces they pull and the over the top "sugoi's" and "umai's" they shout.....then the close up of the food, the way they shake it....... :veryangry:
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View PostMr Wiggles, on 02 November 2014 - 09:14 AM, said:

What specific things about Japanese houses did they say were sugoi?


I would imagine pretty much every aspect, Mr Wiggles. ;)
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That is why I don't watch Japanese TV, it pisses me off, all this over the top sugoi's, umai's, subarashi's, etc.
And they usually have to shout while they say it.
Basically any of these type of programmes do my head in.
It is a big reason I did not bother to instal TV cable in my house and went for hikari instead.
When I want to watch NHK news I use myportable TV or just wifi connect my phone to my TV if I want to watch it on a big screen.


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As for the Japanese houses being sugoi, the standard rental houses are far from sugoi, rather pretty shite.
Paper thin walls, wafer thing glass, cold as f@#k in winter and hot as.... in summer.
Not sure where they get the sugoi part there.
Having your own house built to a decent standard like we did is different, but the bulk standard houses, no way.

These clowns just want to be on TV.
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If it's the same thing I saw the houses were sugoi because of the wooden joints in traditional builds. Which are pretty sugoi in their own way. They certainly weren't talking about a sekisui or tama homes.
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The good carpenters are really good. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter so much how beautifully or intricately you join two bit of framing any more, because you really should be adding bracing to the frame and metal bolts or brackets to joints for earthquake resistance. It also makes more sense to have the framing and joints all cut by machine in a controlled environment in a factory than doing it outdoors on a muddy site.
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They're all pretty much CNC'd kits now I'd think.
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What they were showing were the more decorative/ornamental wooden bits that people pay a shitload of money for. It looked really beautiful, even if it doesn't add anything functional to the house.

One Japanese show that I don't mind watching is the Before-After renovation show. The shitholes that some people live in are amazing... I get the feeling that they aren't the type of people who need/deserve to live in the really nice houses the show builds for them but oh well...
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View PostBagOfCrisps, on 04 November 2014 - 04:36 PM, said:

CNC'd?


A Machine,controlled by a computer, cuts the timber, stands for Computer Numerical Control
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View PostBlack Mountain, on 04 November 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

What they were showing were the more decorative/ornamental wooden bits that people pay a shitload of money for. It looked really beautiful, even if it doesn't add anything functional to the house.

One Japanese show that I don't mind watching is the Before-After renovation show. The shitholes that some people live in are amazing... I get the feeling that they aren't the type of people who need/deserve to live in the really nice houses the show builds for them but oh well...


Haha...my daughter and I watch those shows. I often wonder if the newly reno'ed "de-pack-ratted" residence would end up looking like a fresh pack-rat house in a year or so following the reno... :sj-lol:
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The one last night seemed to be called Rediscovering Japan or something. On every week? Last night it was telling us all why Japanese people are so good at keeping and respecting time.
(All of them, of course).
And foreigners are not.
(All of them, of course).

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Posted ImageBlack Mountain, on 04 November 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

What they were showing were the more decorative/ornamental wooden bits that people pay a shitload of money for. It looked really beautiful, even if it doesn't add anything functional to the house.

One Japanese show that I don't mind watching is the Before-After renovation show. The shitholes that some people live in are amazing... I get the feeling that they aren't the type of people who need/deserve to live in the really nice houses the show builds for them but oh well...


A proper washitsu with shoji paper screens, tokonoma alcove and ranma carved decorations is beautiful. Not many folks put them in now, and unfortunately the traditional builders who are best at them will probably know very little about insulation and draught proofing. So you get a beautiful house that has to have a kero stove burning in every room.

To Japanify your home, second-hand screens and ranma can be bought very cheaply because very few people want them. Only very high quality ones are worth anything. The normal quality ones should be impressive enough for most people.

The before-after show is good tv, but they usually spend at least double the stated budget, with all the bathroom fittings and kitchen being donated by Toto etc sponsoring the show. They often build walls of built-in storage too, which are great but cost as much if not more than furniture. The mystery "what's he making?" fold down table that reverses into a bench thing the designer comes up with is "yarase" from the programme makers. Some of them won't be very durable in actual use.
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Yes another one on yesterday. This time about Japanese musical instrument makers impressing foreign musicians. Subarashii desu ne!
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Here are some legendary foreign musicians talking about an even more legendary Japanese musical instrument.


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