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Unformatted text preview: Munenori, Yogi #10029 Cultural Differences between Japan and New Zealand Seen from Features of Housing Sometimes cultural factors determine structure of housing. Application of this principle is seen all over the world. Japan and New Zealand are of course under this principle. That is to say, structure of housing in Japan and New Zealand are different because of cultural factors. This essay is going to disclose this by explaining features of both Japanese and New Zealand housing. One of the most interesting features of Japanese housing is fusuma . Fusuma is sliding doors made from wood and paper. Although fusuma becomes doors and separates rooms, this is removable and can be brought to somewhere else easily. By this function of fusuma , Japanese style houses can increase and decrease number of rooms and extent of rooms to some degree. Therefore, it is possible to make one big room from extent of rooms to some degree....
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