JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN KYOTO
NINNA-JI TEMPLE No.4
- Tea room hitou-tei (Important Cultural Properties)
: (Photo : Shoji Hiramatsu)
- hitou-tei is a tea house having a counry style which constructed in about 1771-1801 (Edo Period).
- This niche is a unique type of Toko-no-ma called Hora-doko whose edges covered with soil without timber.
The wall is artificially colored soil by sabi (rusts) so that the wall is called Sabi-kabe.
The soil has mixed with Susa (straws) for combining soil and it causes the wall shining when the sunset.
- The variation of the ceiling should be noticed.
- Each of three ceiling have different materials, types and grade which shows the state of formality.
|[No.1]Entrance, Garden in Hojo
||: [No.2]Shoin (Main building)
||: [No.4]Tea houses hitou-tei 1
|[No.5]Tea houses hitou-tei 2
||: [No.6]Tea houses Ryokaku-tei
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