Japanese kitchen cabinets may not gain so much popularity in US or European countries. But it is become one of the most favorite kitchen design talks about for years, and consider being the most efficient kitchen design in Asia. At a glance you may thought that you see the modern wooden kitchen rather than pure Asian kitchen style at the first time you see Japanese kitchen. It is indeed, has strong character of modern kitchen style that is simple and functional. The different is the Japanese prefer to use more natural element in their design.
Japanese kitchen cabinets usually using light colored wood, this makes the whole kitchen look bright and larger than it is. If the standard cabinetry uses glass in some part of the cabinet, so that some cutlery or hardware can be seen from the outside, the Japanese cabinetry doesn’t use this type of material. Leave it just like that; it may make your cutlery easily dusty, but can take anything place there easily. One thing about Japanese kitchen is that they are designed such way that it is quite safe to be use. There is no hard material inside, everything made from thin plywood, and some of the cutleries are made from painted clay, bamboo, and paper.
More modern Japanese kitchen cabinets equipped with plastic handles to ease you when open the cabinetry doors, while more traditional ones designed by using sliding doors. The use of thin and light material in the kitchen may have been the character of the general Japanese buildings. Japan is known as country with the most frequent earthquake in the world, so everything needs to be carefully prepared that it will not hurt anyone inside.
Most of Japanese kitchen cabinet available in the market right now is the adaptation of the old traditional Japanese kitchen design. It has undergone many developments and adjusted with the today necessity and style. The old traditional Japanese cabinetry is called Tansu. It is usually take form as old boxes to store books or other writing materials. But it is can also be use for different purpose, and comes with different name too, such as mizuya dansu refer to cabinet use to store foods and cooking utensils, kaidan dansu refer to standing stairs to store lofts, kuruma sansu thatisthe large chest, etc. each types represent the use.
Anyway, you can apply the Japanese kitchen cabinets in your home. Since the styles are so simple that are so much look like the modern kitchen style, I guess you can create it no matter what your home interior design is.