Yamanaka Aburaten Machiya Guest House

Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house)

Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house)

A refreshing breeze flows through the kyo-machiya (Kyoto’s machiya).
Think of ancient times and let your soul wander in to the Heian period.

Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house) The courtyard is a space in the kyo-machiya that you can gaze upon, appreciate a sense of the seasons, sit back, and relax.
The Kyoto charm and ‘bengara-koshi’ latticed windows (painted with rouge) can also be appreciated here. Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house)
Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house) There is a space where the moonlight shines in through the skylight opening behind the ‘mushiko’ windows.
People living in ancient Heian surely enjoyed the same moon.

Room features

Jhokyo-den Higashi-no-tai (East house)

‘Bengara-koshi’ latticed windows (painted with rouge), ‘mushiko’ windows and thick beams have been preserved, and you can appreciate the beauty of a kyo-machiya with your whole being.
Enjoy gazing upon the courtyard while relaxing in a warm bath.
Spend the night on a tatami bed reminiscent of a bedroom of a Heian noble.

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History of Jhokyo-den

‘The Tale of Genji’ begins with the line ‘In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others’.
High-ranking consorts resided in the Jhokyo-den Hall (inner palace), near the state chambers of the Imperial Palace, Shishinden Hall and Jijuden Hall, where official ceremonies were held. Jhokyo-den and Jijuden Hall used to be connected by a corridor.
On the Eastern veranda, there is a place where the Emperor’s books were kept and it is here that the Kokin Wakushu (Collection of Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times) was compiled.
The court lady who became Empress to the Emperor Daigo and Inchijo who lived here was called “the Lady of Jhokyoden.”

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