Kyoto Nijo Castle Machiya Project – Part 12


Follow our journey as we renovate a traditional machiya townhouse in Kyoto. Once complete, the renovated machiya will be offered for sale.

The interior is now starting to take its final shape with many of the walls painted and new wood elements stained to match the old wood.

A big surprise this week was that the mushiko-mado window, hidden for decades, has been uncovered and restored. This is currently the only house along this laneway to have this restored. It has brought some welcomed light into the vaulted ceiling above the entranceway.

Now that the dropped ceilings have been removed, the new ceiling heights are up to 2470mm downstairs, and a maximum of 3000mm for the upstairs gable ceiling.

The decorative, antique ranma screens have been fitted into the railings in the upstairs tatami room.


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