A JAPANESE ROOM / WASHITSU 和室

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[3D Model Project]

Advanced to Modelling and Animation Coursework #1

at Goldsmiths University of London

2021

Washitsu Moodboard

​和室

The overall structure of the room is made up of traditional tatami mats, wood sliding doors. The interior of the room is furnished with a low table and chairs. The mood board (Fig. 1) show is as follows.

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Development Artwork

[Inspirations & Model Concept]

General inspiration for the whole asset set is one Japanese-style traditional room. The theme combines the Japanese teahouse with the Chinese artistic room to show an elegant life of ancient oriental. Thus, the specific assets in the room are inserted by two oriental concepts. One is, Japanese Sado (茶道); another one is four top Chinese literati skills in art (四艺) - “Qin, Qi, Shu, Hua”. The room is multi-function that can study, relax and drink tea, and may also entertain guests too. Based on the function, tatami, table, seats and sliding door are as environment parts in the asset set. In Table 1, the items related to the theme concept are shown.

Note: These models are not strictly based on physical objects and historical evidence, it is only a conceptual modelling.

 
 

Qin Moodboard

琴(筝)

Normally qin(琴) refer to Chinese Guqin or Japanese Wagon. Under ‘Four Arts’ concept, probably guqin or wage will be more appropriate, but here I chose koto (筝) as personal preference.

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Qi    Moodboard

The Go set consists of a Go board and a box for the Go pieces. An endgame board will be an ideal design for this set.

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Shu 

A calligraphy brush set included a brush, brush holder.

Shu    Moodboard

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Hua Moodboard

​画

This model is a painting scroll, which is planned to be opened in my animation coursework.

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Sado Moodboard

​茶道

The Sado set is more a cultural concept than a real tea set. The Hanging scroll of calligraphy is based on real objects which is a gift from my friend. The Japanese Kanji and Hiragana term on the scroll is “one time, one meeting” that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment. Particularly associated with the Japanese tea ceremony, and is often brushed onto scrolls which are hung in the tea room. 

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Workflow & Model Details

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