REBECCA CHAMBERLAIN is an artist. She lives in New York.
Rebecca Chamberlain and the Shoin Rooms of Japan (17th century)
I had two deep fascinations that were acted out in different forms for much of my childhood: “playing house,” and what I would refer to now as Japanese aesthetic. Most of the time playing house was spent setting up rooms and changing outfits (either my own or my dolls’) for the next imagined meal, party, or outing.