Although we observe differences in color, size and form, it’s difficult to understand it’s meaning.
This morning I visited the Imperial Palace. In a big waiting area that was divided by sliding doors, the stripes on the tatami mats differed in color.
The guide told us that the room with the red stripes was for the common people, the lighter ones for the more special guests.
Also the paintings differs according to rank, from left to right: cherry blossom, cranes and tigers.
First room with red stripes and cherry blossomSecond room with cranes
Second room with cranes. Look at the simple lines of the legs, the accents of the feathers and the head.
Third, most important room, with tigers and light stripes on the tatami