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And no, this isnt a Vapor post but thanks for thinking it. LoLz

So here is the deal, I want to redo my living space and I am thinking of doing a Japanese decor of the early 1500 to 1700 era (early modern design).

So I am looking at mats, floor futons, and such.

The problem that I am having is locating a store that sells such furniture.

I would like to have something local (Dallas area) if possible but I will take a online store.

Plus if anyone has any knowledge of such furnishings such as names for each type of furniture, names for the rooms, and so on. That way, it makes it easier to do a search.

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It sounds like your main problem is having too much money on your hands. I'd be happy to help out.

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World Market in Plano?    Rosewood furniture in Houston?

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I've seen enough hentai to know how this is going to end.  :D
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It sounds like your main problem is having too much money on your hands. I'd be happy to help out.

Thats great!

My nephew who happens to be a Nigerian Prince needs to get several millions of dollars moved but wants a retainer just to make sure that whoever he is dealing with is trustworthy. He states that he will reward anyone who helps him handsomely.

So if you send me about two thousand dollars, I will forward it and your contact info to him.

Im positive that this will be beneficial to all involved.

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World Market in Plano?    Rosewood furniture in Houston?

Thanks, I will check em out.

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I've seen enough hentai to know how this is going to end.  :D

Cartoon porn? Really?

Ewwwwww!

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What's the pay scale for Japanese porn Raz......... :D

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A trip to Dallas' Chinatown?

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Raz,
Your flooring needs to be done in tatami.  You cannot wear shoes on tatami so before entering the room you'll need to take off your shoes.  That is why shoes are left in the enterance hall of Japanese homes.  Here in Japan brand new tatami is quite expensive.  I did find this website but didn't really look @ $USD pricing http://tatamiroom.com/ The next key feature is a low table called a kotatsu.  Older Japanese homes are not heated and so most kotatsu have built foot heaters and ways to attach quilted blankets while sitting around the table.  When sitting around the table you sit on cushions called zabuton.  A futon is only used for sleeping and most tatami rooms have a special closet for holding the futon & blankets and are only pulled out at night.  Lighting is most often a ceiling lamp with a washi paper shade.  If you are divinding this room from the rest of your house you can use a shoji which is portable divider made from washi paper.  Also most tatami rooms have butsudon which is a mini buddist shrine with incense, candles, and photos of deceased family members.  You might also consider a tansu which is a tiered style dresser.  But the basic layout is tatami floor, low table, & cushions for sitting.  Less is more.....
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Less is more.....

That's my favorite thing about Japanese decor.  :)

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How funny.  :)   My family is Japanese.  (We immigrated to the U.S. when I was 7.)   Right after I was born, my parents did a year of post-doc research at Stokholm University in Sweden and my mother fell in love with Scandinavian/western decor.  When we returned to Japan (this was 1964, mind you), they decided to build a western house.  They were both still post-docs at Todai and all they could afford was way in the country, down a dirt road, surrounded by farmers and rice paddies.  They didn't know where to buy western furnishings, so they hired a local carpenter to make beds off the floor.  We had all our meals at a table with chairs.  Our neighbors, mostly farmers, thought we were just nuts.   :D

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Raz,
Your flooring needs to be done in tatami.  You cannot wear shoes on tatami so before entering the room you'll need to take off your shoes.  That is why shoes are left in the enterance hall of Japanese homes.  Here in Japan brand new tatami is quite expensive.  I did find this website but didn't really look @ $USD pricing http://tatamiroom.com/ The next key feature is a low table called a kotatsu.  Older Japanese homes are not heated and so most kotatsu have built foot heaters and ways to attach quilted blankets while sitting around the table.  When sitting around the table you sit on cushions called zabuton.  A futon is only used for sleeping and most tatami rooms have a special closet for holding the futon & blankets and are only pulled out at night.  Lighting is most often a ceiling lamp with a washi paper shade.  If you are divinding this room from the rest of your house you can use a shoji which is portable divider made from washi paper.  Also most tatami rooms have butsudon which is a mini buddist shrine with incense, candles, and photos of deceased family members.  You might also consider a tansu which is a tiered style dresser.  But the basic layout is tatami floor, low table, & cushions for sitting.  Less is more.....
Cheers!

Wow! Thanks for all the info!

My only problem is that I have carpet in my apartment so I dont think the floor mats would work.

But I work on the other items you suggested.

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How funny.  :)   My family is Japanese.  (We immigrated to the U.S. when I was 7.)   Right after I was born, my parents did a year of post-doc research at Stokholm University in Sweden and my mother fell in love with Scandinavian/western decor.  When we returned to Japan (this was 1964, mind you), they decided to build a western house.  They were both still post-docs at Todai and all they could afford was way in the country, down a dirt road, surrounded by farmers and rice paddies.  They didn't know where to buy western furnishings, so they hired a local carpenter to make beds off the floor.  We had all our meals at a table with chairs.  Our neighbors, mostly farmers, thought we were just nuts.   :D

That's great.


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