Written by Stevev363; PSHG Team Writer
I’m a huge lover of the Japanese culture and its history, I’m also an avid collector of items from the Edo era (1603-1867). The Edo era was the renaissance period for art and culture in Japan where artists and craftsmen were able to flourish, thanks to the merchant class and their new-found wealth. Textiles, printmaking and lacquerware are just a few of the arts that flourished due to the country opening itself up to foreign trading with the world after a country-wide exile that lasted for 200 years.
The Oh!Edo public space is modeled after this era, with vendors, bathhouses and now there is even a new personal space for you to enjoy. The space is an exact replica of the tenement in the public space with plenty of room for decorating and socializing with friends. There are two buildings, one of which there is no current access and a rooftop for you to relax and watch fireworks from.
In the distance you can view the Edo castle and Mt. Fuji.
The day and night cycle change the space dramatically as the surrounding buildings light up in the evening and the silhouettes of people through the rice paper screens can be seen. There is even a NPC visible from the rooftop in the bathhouse bathing too!
There are three rooms to decorate but as with the Log Cabin personal space, no frame spaces are available, with all those walls it’s a shame.
Furniture options available include fish tanks for the fish you will catch in the new goldfish scoop game, a brazier for smoking and tea making, bedding (which of course is decorative and not usable), a Tansu storage chest, tatami mat’s and a wonderful lamp which light up the rooms beautifully. There is also a cooking set which consists of 4 pieces for you to create your own cooking area. being that the space depicts a typical Edo style tenement it’s rough in style which may not appeal to many, as the Japanese personal apartment which would be considered more of an upper middle class style abode.
There are hints to future unlocks for this space which may give more rooms in the second building or direct access to the Demon game which has also just been released. Below are more photos of the space. ENJOY!