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Machiya Kawara

Typical Style of Machiya – Kawara (瓦)

The exterior of machiya townhouses features a number of components such as the ichimonji-kawara roof tiles, mushiko-modo window, koshi lattice window and battari-shogi folding benche.

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Craftsmanship and Kyoto Machiya

Craftsmanship and Kyoto Machiya

The term “Kyoto Machiya” evokes images of historical houses in Kyoto. These houses were popularly referred to as “eel beds” because of their long, rectangular shape. But what exactly is a machiya?

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Machiya and the Street

Machiya and the Street

The design of a machiya is quite unique. They were always designed to face the street since the front of the building was where the store or work space was located.

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A Machiya’s Attention to Detail

When people in Japan hear the word “machiya,” the image of the exterior of the townhouse and the “hashiri” or kitchen area probably spring to mind. More info