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Craftsmanship and Kyoto Machiya

Craftsmanship and Kyoto Machiya

20Season

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

20Season

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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