The traditional style of the Japanese people. Design principle is rooted on great respect for nature, so it uses natural materials like wood, stone, and even paper. Plants, water fountains, bamboo shades. Other principles: simplicity, minimalism and zen – the relaxed, peaceful, worry-free approach to everyday living . Because the region is prone to earthquakes, it uses lightweight materials, has open interior space and uses portable partitions instead; plus open ceiling with exposed beams.