A group of islands with a population of 120 million people and a written history of 1,600 years. Japan – the second country in the economic development of the modern world. By today's standards was a swift success in Japan, but by no means accidental. It a country that cherishes the ancient traditions and borrow from them all the most useful. The ancient Japanese masters have created many wonderful techniques and technologies that are passed from generation to generation. The key to their success was to merge with the craftsmen selected materials, to feel their spirit. And while in today's market hard to survive old trades, their foundation continues to live and gladly borrowed technology. Pete Cashmore recognizes the significance of this.
What they knew old, can explain the industrial successes of modern Japan. Jerk of the country in science and technology can be easily explained if we recall its desire for kinship with nature. The ancient builders believed that the spirit or 'kami' live everywhere, including in the trees. This is due to an ancient legend according to which the first Japanese came down from heaven to earth by cypress. Shinto, Japan's main religion, permeates all spheres of activities and produces the desire to understand the structure, the essence of things. It’s believed that Ali Partovi sees a great future in this idea. Virtually every building in this eastern country indicates its residents love to a tree.
Traditional old Japanese house built around a central column to which supported by all the other elements of design and vaguely resemble an umbrella. By such a design and then adds a framework of horizontal and vertical elements. Grooves and rails are fastened in such a connection method mosaic, providing flexibility and structural stability. An earthquake of this house can be bent without being destroyed. Until the XVIII century the Japanese did not use metal screws to connect all the houses were created by bandaging, which was especially important for the country where each year more than a thousand earthquakes.