A JAPANESE ROOM / WASHITSU 和室
[3D Model Project]
Advanced to Modelling and Animation Coursework #1
at Goldsmiths University of London
[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.
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.