The traditional Japanese house was always built to have a very good ventilation, and besides the windows and doors, entire walls can be removed. And even when the doors are closed, the interior rooms are permanently ventilated through the ranma, transom panels installed between the ceiling and the sliding doors.
Ranma are usually made of wood, carved to allow air flow, and in some cases they allow even light. Inside the wealthier temples and residences, the ranma are also amazing works of craftsmanship…
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: