SAKAN is highly profound work; it needs accumulated experience, skillfulness, and fortitude. Quality, speed, aesthetics, and personal character of artisans deeply affect the finished coating. Almost all SAKAN artisans on the one hand evaluate the tradition, and use try and error in order to develop it on the other. They do not only understand each of their materials and tools, but also do their job meditating about their work as a whole.
The ART of SAKAN is indispensable for Japanese traditional architecture.
The Origin of SAKAN
The origin of SAKAN can be traced back to the Jomon era (14,000BC-300BC) when people lived in pits. At that time, clay was the most easily acquired material. Jomon people rolled it into round objects, and made dirt walls by piling them up. This was the very beginning of SAKAN construction.
In Asuka era (592-710), SAKAN construction was highly developed, because a lot of skills were practiced such as whitewashing and making walls made of thinly divided wood.
In the Aduchi-Momoyama era (1573-1603), colored clay became used for tearooms. It had been made possible not only to control the color of clay, but also to express its color in various ways by mixing it with sand and fiber.
In the Tokugawa [Edo] period (1603-1868), shikkui coatings were invented, which meant covering a whole wall with shikkui. Shikkui is often expressed as “breathable walls”. This saying means that shikkui is good at adjusting humidity and deodorizing rooms. Also the shikkui coating was far more resistant to fire, and made Japanese buildings highly aesthetic.
The shikkui coating, afterward, diffused into a storehouse of merchants and a tradesman’s house. Even shikkui sculpture had been done.
In this period, the SAKAN skill was highly developed as an art form. After the Meiji Restoration (1868), SAKAN coatings were used for new Western-style buildings.
Even now, SAKAN skill plays an indispensable role when building the architecture in Japan, by using newly invented materials and method of construction.
If you ask the locals, June is the last month that anyone will recommend visiting Japan. June is the heart of rainy season Japan-wide with the sole exception of Hokkaido.Rainy season is caused by the collision of northern and southern air systems. It produces about six weeks of grey, rainy weather. The exact dates of rainy season vary by year and location. Each year, the Japan Meteorological Agency forecasts these dates for every region of Japan. These dates are centered around June for every region that has a rainy season.The good news is that rainy season isn't nearly so bad as it sounds. The sun does make appearances in June. In Tokyo, 29% of days are sunny in June. Urban life doesn't change much except that everyone carries umbrellas. Tokyo's nightlife doesn't lose any momentum.The other positive aspect of visiting Japan in June is that it's a low season for travel and prices are amongst the lowest of the year. Japanese school children are still in school and attractions aren't nearly as busy as at the height of summer.June has less events than any other month in Japan.
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Minato Mirai Showroom
Although we are still only 90% done, I wanted to give you an early view of the 1st of 100 showrooms that will be directly operated by One Will Staff. Our theme is to bring custom designed wood furniture, Our stylish and resilient flooring, our patented flagship coatings that absorb and protect against humidity, odor and VOC, finally our decorative Wood Brick and Wood Panels into a harmonious mix of style and function.
On the wall of a certain housing exhibition hall
Products used: "WOOD PANEL: CUBE / TRIANGLE / SQUARE"
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Wood Brick Panels
Last week One Will Japan was featured in the Japan Journal of Remodeling for our Wood Brick and Wood Panel decorative accent pieces. These are catching on in Japan and are available for import only at the moment in other countries. If you would like to learn more please contact us at email@example.com
Ramen shop in Kyoto "Mensho Takamatsu", we applied "WOOD BRICK WALL PANEL: DARK" on the wall of the upper part of the counter.
"Mensho Takamatsu" has appeared in lots of food magazines · television programs in the last two years since it opened, the main attraction of the shop is the tsukemen noodles (thinned noodles using stone milled whole grains from Nagano Prefecture).
When it was first opened, it was extremely popular due to the smell of boiled noodles enchanting the nearby working district. Tsukemen is popular for the rice flavor and black pepper seasoning combined with the gentle flavor of fresh onion. This is a soup that can even be enjoyed with breakfast on the table.
If you are ever in Kyoto please visit their shop.
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On the wall of a certain hotel restaurant
"WOOD BRICK WALL PANEL: STRIPE"
"WOOD PANEL: STRIPE / ANGLE / OLD / SQUARE"
We have adopted it.
For this project
We would like to thank the architect for choosing us for this projet
We sincerely thank you for your kindness.
Has anyone every wondered, should I install hardwood flooring or laminated wood flooring? Why or why not? Which is better? Here are a few of the big differences between the two types of wood flooring.
The First Sun Rise
In Japan the land of the rising sun our Group President being the early bird that he is managed to get a great shot of the first sun rise of the year from his balcony.
One Will HQ in Japan is ready for the New Year.
January 5th is the start of the working year for One Will. This day will be spent going to the temple to pray for good business fortune and greeting all of the customers with the longest business relationship. Akemashita Omedetougozaimasu (Happy New Year)
What do the Japanese eat during New Year?
This is all about having fun. If it looks interesting and it relates to health and Purified Living then I will be adding it.