Sudare --- Bamboo Blind

This summer, due to the power plant crisis, we have been trying to save energy.

Traditional Japanese items such as this.... sudare is effective, for it creates shady corner and make the room cooler.

Also, it looks cool....I am sort of enjoying this situation ( don't get me wrong, crisis itself is still big issue for us and I'm not saying I enjoy the crisis ) that we look back ancient wisdom.


Anonymous said...

I love all things bammboo and we now have many more bamboo items avalable for purchase.Your cozy cool spot looks lovely and I think plants blend so well with bamboo

Carol said...

In our last apartment we got most of the afternoon sun and we had bamboo blinds just like that. What I really liked about them was that they still let some light through, so the apartment wasn't dark and they kept things much cooler. It made our balcony like a nice little summer room. Hope you're doing well! I haven't posted much lately but I've been following your blog and enjoying it as always.

Yasuko Watanabe said...

Thank you for the comments. laurie, the combination of this setting... works ! And right ! Carol, different from plastic blind, this natural bamboo blind let the light through just right amount.

I like plastic items in modern design as well, but also love this kind of green items, which creates more relaxing ambience.