JUL 2023
FUSHI HOUSE Ⅴ  心地よい土間の暮らし
Cozy concrete floor living


The ground floor office space, which also serves as a drying area for materials, has a concrete floor. I spend time with my shoes on. In Japan, it is customary to take off your shoes, so I felt somewhat uncomfortable, but after spending some time in the house, I found that this was not the case. I don't have to worry about rubbish when I bring in wood for the wood stove, and in winter there is always boiling water on the stove and I cook, but I don't have to rush to clean up any water spills or oil splashes. Come to think of it, there have always been earthen floors in Japan. The only difference is whether it is exposed earth or concrete. A modern version of a dirt floor is comfortable to have in a house.