At Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi, we’ve reproduced the traditional Kyoto machiya to the closest possible degree. The compact building is packed with many age-old novelties unique to the Kyomachiya like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the battari shogi” (retractable benches), the inuyarai (short-arched dog fences), and the “tsuridoko” (a lowered wall for displaying flowers and other ornaments).
Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi is a trove of Kyomachiya design. Here, we’ll be introducing some of the details of its design.
"Koushi" are an integral piece of all Kyomachiya townhouses.
The retractable “battari shogi” out front is only unfolded when in use.
The “inuyarai” are short-arched fences that create a partition between the building and the street while also protecting the walls from mud and dirt
Ajiro Tenjo (Wickerwork Ceiling)
The ajiro ceiling is made by weaving together strips of cedar
The “tokonoma” is a recessed space in Japanese rooms typically used to display seasonal flowers and kakejiku (tapestries).The “tsuridoko” is a simplified form of the the “tokonoma”.
Making use of the space underneath the stairway is also a machiya custom.
−A commissioned work by Yamaba Haruki, one of Japan’s up-and-coming artists.−
The Nihonga painting covering the entire expanse of one of the walls in the lobby is a work by Yamaba Haruki, one of Japan’s rising artistic talents. The lively drawing depicts many of Japan’s native flowers and Kyoto’s traditional festivals. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy it up close!
The “noren” we had specially made for us by the custom-order somemonya (dye craft shop) specialist “Shikisa”. The first thing that jumps out upon stepping through the noren and into the lobby is the large, nihonga (Japanese painting) which covers the face of an entire wall. This drawing is the work of an up-coming-artist named Yamaba Haruki, and the cheery painting is a lavish depiction of Japan’s flowers and Kyoto’s various festivals. We put a great deal of care into designing the interior so our guests have an immediate way to interact with Kyoto culture. Air conditioning is also provided in every room to ensure the comfort of your stay.