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'Fumizukue' Table – Machiya House Features

The low table that you see in the back of this Japanese room is called a “fumizukue”. If you have seen traditional ‘emaki’ handscrolls, you have probably seen illustrations of these!

They are designated writing desks, and first appeared in the early Heian period (794-1185). These desks were first used for sutra copying and court and government offices, and eventually aristocrats & monks, too. FYI if you see a ‘fumizukue’ table with a sloping surface on both ends, this was a design to prevent brushes and scrolls from falling out.

You can enjoy this “fumizukue” along with other classically traditional Japanese features at ‘Tasokare’ Machiya House.

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    The entrance to ‘Tasokare’ Machiya House, a 5-min to Kyoto's lively downtown area of Shijo, and a short walk to the centuries old Nishiki Market.
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    Tasokare is a traditional, private machiya house which evokes the atmosphere of the Heian period, a time noted for its culture that prized beauty and elegance.
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    You can find beautiful ‘fusuma’ sliding door-inspired window blinds in the western style bedroom of this traditional Japanese holiday house.
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    The vermillion hues and tatami mats create a tranquil Japanese living room area to relax while staying in ‘Tasokare’ Machiya House.
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    If the season is right, you can enjoy flowering trees in the tsuboniwa garden of this private machiya rental.
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    The spacious kitchen-dining area of this machiya house is perfect for enjoying breakfast or a snack during your stay.

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