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Sukiya architecture

Sukiya architecture began in the Azuchi-Momoyama period, and is characterized by the omission of various types, free design, and the attractiveness of the material itself, as opposed to the strict Shoin-zukuri style.

The tea room, which has a deep connection with the tea ceremony and has been raised to the realm of art as a quiet place where the host and guests can interact spiritually, is a space where you can entertain guests with free ideas that are unconventional. It has become.

"Sukiya" originally means "like", and "Sukiya" has come to be touted as a home for those who like tea ceremony, waka poems, flower arrangement, and other performing arts.

Even after entering the modern era, "Sukiya-zukuri" continues to be favored by people who are particular about their hobbies, as it has been praised by Junichiro Tanizaki's "In Praise of Shadows".

At Yamasho, from the new construction of the tea room to the remodeling, we use carefully selected materials and finish it with the skill of a craftsman.


Quiet and deep hospitality

You might entertain people at a lively banquet; however, there is another way of hospitality. 

You can treat important guests in a quiet  place.

This hospitality makes people in a same room feel at home.

There is a traditional beauty of Sukiya architecture that calms down our mind quite peacefully.

Praise the darkness

Only a bright and brilliant party is 

not a cultural activity.

Quiet and calm tea parties have been held in dim spaces since the time when there was no lamp yet.

Inherited from time to time,

a sense of beauty unique to Japan has continued to be refined.

Even now, our civilization has evolved and our technology has developed, the beauty of the shadows go deeper.

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