Those illustrations are of a life that I know only from hearsay, books, and samurai films.
I sometimes buy a fancy French home design magazine. I wonder what kind of people live in those homes, what kind of lifestyles they have, how they go about their daily life. I find this interesting because it seems so vastly different than mine. Because this isn't just about wealth and what money can buy, there are categorical differences in the mentality of different socio-economic classes. And while some will hastily point out how it is precisely the elites that are the source of decadence in society, it's not the case that the whole of the elite is decadent.
I also find it interesting to think about monastics and their living spaces, for example. What kind of thinking goes into arranging one's living space this way? What was the person thinking as they placed the items in the careful way they are placed?
But beyond that, I have no contact with such lifestyles.