A Guide to Kyoto’s Wooden and Traditional Architecture
A Roji (露地), also known a the tea garden, is the ground in which the guests have to pass in order to reach the Japanese tea house for their tea ceremony. Stones, plants, pathways and different structures are all carefully designed in and around the roji of a tea house. Upon entering the roji to the teahouse of Jakko-in (寂光院), one will immediately notice the moss covered roof of the entrance gate (露地門) and pavilion(東屋) of the tea garden.



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!

Jakko-in (寂光院)~Kyoto Traditional Architecture guide~