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Finally Inside the House at the Seifuso Villa in Kyoto
Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
9-image panorama — map & image datanearby photos
Main Living Room
Seifuso Villa (清風荘)
— scroll side-to-side — 水平にスクロールしてね —
or click through to a 6,300-pixel-wide version

Continuing with last fall's visit to Kyoto's visually-rich Seifuso Villa (清風荘), where the last installment (From the Garden to the House at the Seifuso Villa) left us finally inside the main house that has gone mostly unseen so far except for its photogenic entrance foyer.

The grounds are opened to the public for a few days every year or two, but the house is not normally open to the public at all, so it was a wonderful opportunity to have an unrestricted tour.

The photo above is a 9-image panorama that you can scroll from side to side. It's got quite a bit of geometric distortion that I wish I could have corrected, but it's not bad for the amount of work I put into it (which is almost none: I selected the photos in Lightroom, invoked Merge as Panorama in Photoshop, and it did what it wanted. I made one small touch-up to the result, and here we are.)

Old Glass -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Old Glass
Master Bedroom -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Master Bedroom
for the master of the house
Ripply Shadows -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Ripply Shadows
Table with a Chinese Vibe -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.8, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Table with a Chinese Vibe
Tabletop -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Tabletop
Inlaid Shell -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Inlaid Shell

A section of this tabletop is the item in the other day's A Red, Squiggly, Fairly Blotchy “What am I?” Quiz. Unfortunately, nobody got it right. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me how the red squiggly blotches came to be. The tabletop was perfectly smooth, so I'm sure a lot of sanding was involved.

Another upstairs room with an equally-impressive view had two of the same table. Here's a wigglegram showing the view:

Animatable — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすといろいろな影響を見えます。

If this looks familiar it's because one of the frames appeared in an article a couple of months ago, at the start of this post.

Nice View of the Lawn and Part of the Garden (The garden was covered in this post ) -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Nice View of the Lawn and Part of the Garden
(The garden was covered in this post)
Paul Taking the Same Shot -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul Taking the Same Shot
Old Light Switches -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Old Light Switches
Random Room -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/1.8, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Random Room
Large Room Now Used for Conferences -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Large Room Now Used for Conferences

Comments so far....

From Rockport Tx
Nice! really like the window shadow image.
I shoot a ton of multi image/row panoramas.
I find that hugin does a great job of stitching.
hugin combined with PS ‘s adaptive wide angle filter works very well on distortion.

My version of PS (CS5) doesn’t seem to have the wide-angle filter thing )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Ed Pouuso on March 21st, 2014 at 4:56am JST (7 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

About the Tabletop with “Inlaid Shell”, most probably it was finished using technique for lacquerware. Similar patterns could be seen here:

http://www.artisticnippon.com/product/tsugaru_lacquerware/tsugaru_shiruwan.html

Basically it is done using lacquer paint, dyed with various pigments and/or minerals. About the blotches, I don’t know if it is due to some chemical reaction, or if each is hand-painted, or if dents are first carved for retaining red and/or white lacquer paints. Nevertheless, at the end, many layers of clear lacquer are applied, and then sanded & polished to give the final smooth finish. (& of course, the “Inlaid Shells” are set before putting the multiple layers of clear lacquer.)

Hope this clear the puzzle in your mind.

— comment by SomeOne on March 29th, 2014 at 1:22am JST (6 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Maybe this webpage says better on how lacquerware is made:

http://korriganlacquerware.storenvy.com/how-to-make-lacquerware

:)

— comment by SomeOne on March 29th, 2014 at 1:31am JST (6 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink
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