Initially used as a temple lodging in the mid-Meiji era, this main room was built on the site
where the subsidiary temple (tatchuu) of Bujouji Temple used to be.
Conserving the general atmosphere of the former tatchuu building,
it was reconstructed by the master of the Sukiya building style, Sotoji Nakamura.
The pictures on the fusuma sliding doors that separate the four rooms are by
the painter Kosho Shimizu, former director of Todaiji Temple,
and the woodblock artist Tomikichiro Tokuriki. Glass windows are fitted on either side,
making it a very liberating space where you can bask in the gentle nature of Hanase.
Across the corridor from the Main Room is the Naguri Room where guests sit at the counter
around an irori fireplace. The floor is made of Chestnut tree processed in the Naguri method,
and at lunch and dinner time, seasonal ingredients are cooked in front of the guests.
Original and dignified, yet the space also allows you to unwind and relax.
This small, Sounan-style room consisting of a wickerwork mat ceiling, and circular window
revealing a view of the limpid stream and trees, gives comfort to those who enter it.
A spacious room with a large moon-viewing platform. Guests will never tire of looking at
the relaxing view of nature from this room, which makes you feel as if you are sitting outdoors.
A sunken kotatsu (heater table) overlooking the river sits on a raised floor,
which acts in lieu of a moon-viewing platform. The low wickerwork mat ceiling,
calico sliding doors, and custom-made lighting bring a sense of calm.
This is the farthest room in the annex. The shitaji window overlooking the Katsura Rikyuu
Detached Palace, the Naguri passage, and the wide single sheet glass window
invites the guests to gaze outside and beyond.