Japanese Modern House 1/24 Scale Miniature Diorama

Japanese Modern House 1/24 Scale Miniature Diorama

Japanese Style Flooring

When I visited Japan I was struck how the interiors I saw immediately gave me a sense of peace and tranquility. In this modern Japanese house the aim is to recreate this timeless tranquility using a few very simple, natural elements. Japanese Architecture situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and in this diorama, I will try to recreate these zen invoking decorative features  for a modern Japanese house diorama at 1/24 scale.

 Japan style book

I found some inspiration for this diorama in a book called Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements & Forms and will be sharing my process through a series of videos so that you can follow along.

Let's start with the flooring. In traditional Japanese homes, tightly woven tatami mats give even an empty room a sense of nature having crept indoors. I love the look of Tatami mats and after watching this great video on Amazon that shows how Tatami Mattresses are made had to get the same look for my interior.  Just click the white square and the video will play. 

Tatami Mattress by Fuli

For my miniature I did not have access to a piece of Tatami Mattress so I used the next best thing I had in my supply stash, which was a Bamboo brush holder. These were left overs from days of me trying out Japanese Calligraphy, which was a total disaster. 

Bamboo Brush Holder

Bamboo Brush Holder 

You will need to remove the cotton lining, but hold on to it, since we will use it later in the project. The bamboo floor will be for the lower level sitting room and dining room and perhaps even for the bedroom upstairs.

 Glass Tiles

 Glass Tiles

For the kitchen I used tiny tiles that I found at Daiso. I found similar craft tiles on Amazon (see link above) and the good thing is that these tiles come in various colors. I am going with a black modern kitchen design, so I used black and white tiles. 

Now here is the first part of how to assemble the flooring. All you need are the following items:

Modern Japanese House - Flooring by PortraitsbyNC

     

    Related Posts

    How to Make Miniature Monstera Plant for Dollhouse
    How to Make Miniature Monstera Plant for Dollhouse
    Making mini Monstera plants for your dollhouse, boombox or diorama is very easy and can be done with just a few supplies
    Read More
    Miniatures Wooden Train Set
    Miniatures Wooden Train Set
    Christmas is coming and it's time to decorate the dollhouse with tiny little seasonal decorations. I have found this sup
    Read More
    Miniature Made to Order Pug Statue 1/12 scale Miniature Pet
    Miniature Made to Order Pug Statue 1/12 scale Miniature Pet
    Since I started to make miniature dioramas, I have been playing around with the idea of making custom pets in 1/12 scale
    Read More
    PREVIOUS POST NEXT POST

    Talk about your brand

    Share information about your brand with your customers. Describe a product, make announcements, or welcome customers to your store.

    Button label