Ajiro Tenjo (Wickerwork Ceiling)

−The ajiro ceiling is made by weaving together strips of cedar−

The ceilings are yet another unforgettable mark of craftsmanship in the Kyomachiya. The patterns of the weave differ depending on the room and its purpose. At you’ll find saobuchi (flat wood supported by narrow beams) ceilings in rooms where there is tatami flooring like the oku-no-ma (innermost room in a building), ajiro ceilings made of woven cedar, ceilings made of gama (reedmace), and hagi (bush clover) ceilings. Don’t forget to take a look up when exploring during your stay.

Other Details in the Design

There are many other ways in which Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi carries on the traditions of Kyomachiya design. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those characteristics.

Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi

The Amenities

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.