We bring reclaimed Japanese kominka folk houses, ADU cottages, studios & traditional furnishings to
North America and beyond.
The Kominka Collective works with Toda Komuten of Shinshiro Japan to make reclaimed and restored Japanese kominka and traditional Japanese materials more easily accessible to Japan's multicultural community and to people living overseas with the aim of giving these beautiful houses and irreplaceable materials a second life and to provide opportunities for people everywhere to live with and enjoy traditional Japanese architecture.
Toda Komuten, a longtime advocate for folk house preservation and restoration in Japan, disassembles old Japanese folk houses which are in very good condition but are scheduled to be demolished and rebuilds them for use as homes, studios, home offices, and shops. They are passionate about maintaining the integrity of the Japanese aesthetic while using modern technology to ensure that reconstructed komika are comfortable, and energy-efficient spaces in which to live and work.
Kominka Houses are 2,000 sq. ft. or less and are perfect for use as a home, shop, or guest cottage. The beautiful Japanese kominka timber frame arrives ready to be assembled by skilled carpenters. Beams, posts, and joints are from the original kominka.
Kominka ADUs are 800 sq. ft. or less and are perfect for use as a home, shop, or guest cottage. ADUs can be ordered with reclaimed ceramic roof tiles, shoji screen windows, and other materials and furnishings from the original kominka.
Kominka Studios are 2oo sq. ft. and are perfect for use as a studio, home office, family room, or quiet space.
The studio has beautiful Japanese timber frame construction using reclaimed beams. The studio - wood floor, finished plaster walls, door, windows, shoji screens, loft, raised tatami seating area. and roof materials - arrives as a kit ready to be assembled by a skilled carpenter.
We are always happy to meet on Zoom or similar and talk about kominka! We are looking forward to hearing from you.
North American Office
68600 Warnock Rd, Lostine, OR 97857
3:-20-4 Asahidai, Owariasahi