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'Ajiro Tenjo' Ceilings - Machiya House Features

Even the ceilings have the most delicate of details in traditional Japanese houses.

Look up at the ceiling of this machiya house to admire the ‘ajiro tenjo’ (wickerwork ceiling). Made by weaving together thin strips of bamboo, each strip is carefully woven by hand to create a three-dimensional effect.

There are various ways to weave this ‘ajiro’ design – the one pictured here is the ‘yabane’ style of weaving. It represents the feathers attached to an arrow, and is an auspicious pattern. Be sure to look up at the ceilings of different traditional Japanese architecture when you get the chance!

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    Pictured is 'Gion Koyu-an’ machiya house, located ideally in the Gion area of Kyoto City.
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    The Japanese tatami room, in addition to the detailed ceiling, has a low table with sunken floor, where you can stretch out your legs and relax.
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    This Kyoto house features a private tsuboniwa garden to enjoy, either from the engawa veranda or from the living room.
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    This traditonal Japanese house has two bathrooms, each with a luxurious wooden bathtub. Perfect for relaxing after exploring Kyoto City.
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    'Gion Koyu-an’ machiya house can accommodate up the 6 guests.
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    Experience an authentic stay in a traditional Japanese house by sleeping on the comfortable futon beds.

Stay in a traditional Japanese townhouse (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.

Rent a private machiya holiday house – perfect as a short term or long term vacation rental.

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