'Shohekiga' Partition Paintings - Machiya House Features
Slide open the door to reveal ‘shohekiga’ (partition paintings) . The feudal lords of the late Warring States Period favored sliding doors and walls with artwork painted in brilliant gold and bold colors. They decorated their castles not only for their luxurious ornamentation, but also to show their power and authority after winning a war. Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa clan in Kyoto, still displays some of these beautiful shohekiga paintings.
‘Gion-Minami Banka’ Machiya House is a Kyoto house inspired by traditional Japanese artwork. Enjoy the beautiful artwork while you stay in this private machiya accommodation during your travels in Kyoto City.
Stay in a traditional Japanese townhouse (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.
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