October 24, 2010

A Chashitsu (tea hut) in Kodai-ji (Kyoto)

This tea hut (Chasitsu) is called Ihou-an (lingering-perfume hut). This tea hut was built by Haiya Shoueki (a wealthy merchant and a master of the tea ceremony of 17th century) to cherish the memory of his deceased wife (Yoshino-dayu). The round window is called Yoshino-mado.

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