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Earthen and Plaster Walls - Machiya House Features

Earthen & plaster walls are a quintessential characteristic of traditional Japanese machiya homes. Until the Edo period (1603-1867), white clay walls were more widely used. and many castles built during this period featured white clay walls, as they were considered to be a symbol of power.

Then, during the Momoyama period (1573-1600), the plaster method was established. The earthen walls of the Japanese room pictured in this machiya house showcases a technique called “Kaki-otoshi”, where the surface of the clay wall is scratched with a skewer or brush to create a unique texture.

The plastering in this machiya house is done by craftsmen Kusumi Naoki, who is active in restoring important cultural properties throughout Japan to convey Japanese traditions in the modern age. Enjoy a craft passed down through the ages at ‘Masarigusa’ Machiya House.

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    ‘Masarigusa’ Machiya House can accommodate up to 8 guests.
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    ‘Masarigusa’ Machiya House has a spacious tsuboniwa garden featured on the first floor.
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    The western style bedroom of Masarigusa lets in soft light from the windows, where you can gaze out into the garden as you wake up.
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    The living room at this holiday house in Kyoto looks out into the tsuboniwa garden.
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    The entrance to ‘Masarigusa’ Machiya House.
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    The tsuboniwa garden can also be enjoyed from the second floor of Masarigusa, a traditional Japanese townhouse.

Stay in a traditional Japanese townhouse (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.
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