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'Wagasa' Inspired Design - Machiya House Features

“Wagasa” are traditional Japanese umbrellas, made of natural materials such as Japanese paper, bamboo and wood. Originally, “wagasa” were not like the typical umbrella that we use today, but were much larger – almost like a canopy – and were designed to be kept open at all times. An attendant would follow after a high-ranking figure whilst carrying a ‘wagasa’ to not only provide shade, but also as an amulet against evil spirits, and symbol of power.

These days, wagasa are rarely used on rainy days, but its unique design & texture are still loved and can be found as covers for lighting and interior decoration as shown here in ‘Suo-an’ Machiya House.

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    ‘Suo-an’ Machiya House is a traditional holiday house located just a short walk from downtown Shijo-Karasuma area, and Nishiki Market, Kyoto's traditional food market.
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    The vibrant washi light fixtures of this Kyoto house are inspired by the traditional Japanese umbrella, or wagasa.
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    The deep crimson color found throughout this traditional Japanese house changes according to the natural light hitting it.
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    Up to 6 guests can stay at this traditional Japanese house located in Kyoto City, Japan.
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    The bathroom of this Kyoto house is made for reaxation, with lemon-scented cypress wood, a granite-tiled bathtub and a private garden view.
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    Find elements of a traditional Japanese house all throughout Suo-an Machiya House. From tatami mats to exposed wooden beams and more, a stay at Suo-an will be a unique experience.

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

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