House of joke
Two weeks ago I made a questionnaire about living and working in the machiya. I tried to cover several different field of social behavior, cultural habits, use, challenges, moods. I want to make a manuel with the qualities of the machiya for future generations (in Japan and abroad).
When I visited this teahouse in the garden of the Tokushoji Temple I felt very happy and light. Terunobu Fujimori build this ‘house of joke’ on a tree trunk. The dimensions are to big for a dollhouse and to small for adults. So you have to bow to get in and from inside you look a giant (even the Japanese).
A very good quality to take with us for future generations.