A Guide to Kyoto’s Wooden and Traditional Architecture
It is not uncommon to see windows with vertical wooden laths across the opening. These are called renjimado (連子窓) in Japanese, and they are most commonly found in religious architecture., but also in many tea houses, where bamboo laths are used. Renjimado is a feature of Japanese style architecture.
Renjimado are often used to great effect, not only to filter light, air, but also as an important building element to connect the interior and exterior space. One example of such is the corridor of Horyu-ji in Nara (法隆寺回廊 ).



Even though Suikoushya International Craft School is now up and running in France, our Kyoto workshop will still continue to operate and we want to welcome you when you’re in Kyoto!

Here in Kyoto you can explore the many different wooden architectural treasures of Japan!

About renjimado (連子窓)~Kyoto Traditional Architecture guide~