Washitsu, Unchanged Since the Old Days
Washitsu (Japanese style room), is a term used as an antonym for yoshitsu (Western style room). A feature of washitsu is tatami flooring. Washitsu usually have sliding doors (fusuma). They may have shoji & if used as a reception room, it may have a tokonoma (alcove for decorative items). Today, many Japanese houses have only 1 washitsu, used for entertaining guests. The furniture in a washitsu may include a low table at which a family may eat dinner or entertain guests, while sitting on zabuton.