−A Work by Yamaba Haruki, One of Japan’s Up-And-Coming Artists−
The Nihonga drawing covering the entire expanse of the lobby wall 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, and the vivacious impressions of the painting convey a cheery exuberance. The face of the other wall in the lobby is adorned with drawings that depict scenes from the four seasons. Check here for a message from the artist
"You’ll also find a number of other amenities available at Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of a craftsmanship unique to Kyoto. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those amenities.
The beautiful Japanese black pine is used for the artistic cultivation technique known as bonsai.
Tanzaku Poems Decorating the Tsuridoko
The roomwear found in each guest room is designed for comfort and ease of movement.
Our flower vases are made by “Kohchosai Kosuga”, a bamboo craft manufacturer founded over 120 years ago.
You’ll find various “Kyohanga” woodblock art scattered throughout the guest rooms and in the lobby.
Noren (Japanese curtains)
The “noren” is a trademark of an age-old craftsmanship ingrained in Japanese decor.
Chimaki are a specialty of Kyoto’s Gion festival, and a common sight in the city’s streets.
Our “utsuwa” kitchenware are designed by the Kyoto-based sculptor, Takako Hirosue.
Kyoto teas, coffee, and herb teas are provided free of charge
Try some snacks from the famous Japanese confectionery shop Kameya-Yoshinaga when checking in.
Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi is modeled after the traditional Kyoto machiya. Inside of the compact, three-story, 9-room building, you’ll find many age-old novelties unique to the Kyomachiya like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the inuyarai”, and the “tsuridoko” (a lowered wall for displaying flowers and other ornaments). The bonsai at the entrance and the Shaolin dojo next door contribute to the fresh and unique ambiance.