Sunday, May 12, 2019

Garyu-in, Ozu City

The high ceiling and openwork transoms give the impression of coolness in the summer. A Biwa-style alcove is housed to the right side of the study window with a Shinto altar made of Japanese yew above and the openwork transom of Hanaikada (helwingia) represents spring. Suimon-no-bi to the right represents summer, Kikusi to the left represents autumn and Yukiwmado on the opposite side represents winter.

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