Welcome to Gojo Machiya
This is Samurai Steve’s place and we hope you’ll like it. Steve’s family crest is the “Maru ni Chigai Taka no Ha” (Crossing faulcon feathers within a cercle) of the Asano family.
(Please note that the decoration may change with the season.)
Here is a more detailed description of the Gojo Machiya.
(you can click on any photo to see a larger one).
The floor plan of the house will make it easier to understand the position and layout of the various rooms and areas of this house. Simply click on the small graphic to see a larger one.
After the “genkan” where you leave your shoes and hang your coat, you open a second inside glass door, enter into the house and face the living room.
The LDK – Living Dining Kitchen
The living room corner with seating space for three persons and a coffee table.
The Dinning Table and the Kitchen
The Japanese living Space
Behind the dinning table you’ll find the Japanese living space which is a room with traditional tatami mats surrounded by paper door or “shôji”. Usually a low table and seating cushions are placed in the middle to enable our guests to have a cup of tea (or a glass of beer or wine) while enjoying the view of the “Tsuboniwa” or courtyard garden. Depending on the number of guests, this room can also be used as a bedroom using futons.
The Bathroom Area