Introduction of Western Goods

With the introduction of Western consumer goods in the Meiji period, several foreign objects made their way into the traditional Japanese interior. These frequently included a clock, lamps, and umbrella stands. Other western methods that crept into Japanese housing were the use of tiled roofs, replacing the thatched roofing in rural areas, the introduction of glass windows as a means of brightening the frequently dark interiors.
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