In some areas of Japan houses are built of very thin materials: walls made of wooden planks and oiled, almost transparent paper. Instead of doors in this Japanese house sliding partitions. Heated it with a metal brazier on which smoldering embers. In the Japanese house instead of chairs - cushions on the floor. Both guests and hosts sit them around a table, drinking tea.
The construction of such light, almost paper houses, is simple: in Japan, earthquakes are frequent. Even if the house and fall, not afraid: he will fold like a house of cards, and no one will crush.