A Guide to Kyoto’s Wooden and Traditional Architecture
In the very same Ninnan-ji goten complex (仁和寺宸殿), one will be able to stand up close and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a functioning shitomito (蔀戸), such as the tsurikanamono (吊金物), or the metal fitting that would keep the shitomito in place when opened, as well as the intricate wooden lattice details of the shutter panel itself.



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!

A functioning shitomito (蔀戸) in Ninnan-ji goten complex (仁和寺宸殿)