The hamawaki-no-nagaya has absolutely art aspect where actually we can stay in. This art project is also part of Beppu project that the same goes for platfrom 04 I touched in previous article. When I first stepped in and saw this house, I was impressed. Maybe you have seen this kind of art but surely enough that it isn’t an accommodation. To get light beautiful, basically the door that installed this house was closed from the first so you can enjoy and feel this fantastic time.
Once you step in this house, the blue color jumps to the eye with beautiful light system. The blue light level is adjustable smoothly by rotating switch on the wall. Well other floor lights don’t though..
Let’s take a look in different angle then you would feel that there is still Japanese style left.
What is that blue made of? Looking closely the material then I found its glass marble balls actually. Not rare to see these stuff but countless glass marble should be rare. This floor is lit up from beneath with blue light.
Looking the blue over the steps to get to 2nd floor. You would be surprised when you get 2nd “floor”. why? I’ll tell you…
After got 2nd floor I turned around and took picture. The blue reflected both walls spreading blue world out to the room.
This is an almost complete picture of 2nd floor. One small painting on the wall over there that spotlight is shooting it through in the dark blue. You can see center place where surrounded half walls. I sleep in there tonight.
Here sleeping place tonight is lit up with blue from base floor. Look this floor! Made of glass! (This is what I wanted to tell you!) so you can directly see base floor!
This reason behind when I booked this art accommodation, I was told that “ if you don’t like height, you can sleep base floor”… Luckily I’m ok with height though. Anyway before laying out bed(futon) I tried meditation on glass floor just because I think I would never meet this opportunity again.
Took a picture as looking down base floor through my foot. How can I explain this special moment and emotion I had..it was great time for sure.
Covering glass floor with futon getting ready to sleep. I was in part of art but at the same time it was accommodation. Two faces went on me at the same there.
By the way a switch for blue light is also installed on 2nd floor’s wall as well so don’t need to go down to turn off the blue light for sleeping.
I told you from one side of hamawaki-no-nagaya till now however it has one more place to stay where dining table, simple kitchen and toilet are installed. I’m going to write it in next article(Day 3 morning : Laying out Kabosu(Citrus fruit) on cloth ceiling, House of Kabosu) as last day trip in beppu!