Rebuilded Machiya in Boston

Ellie told me that there’s a Machiya transported to the Boston Children’s Museum.
I found on the website images where it looked like ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
This Machiya has been taken apart in Kyoto and was rebuild by Japanese carpenters in the museum (1979-1980).
In an interview in the Harvard Magazine Yukio Lippit (professor in the humanities) says: “You can really only understand a Japanese building by taking it apart.”

I don’t know whether a children’s museum is the best place to show the Machiya.
But fortunately children don’t knock their head at the entrances.

Yukio Lippit in the Machiya in Boston

Bumper in Alex's house

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