In 2019, together with a friend, we had the opportunity to acquire a small house not too far away from our Suikoushya workshop. It is easily accessible by bicycle or public transport. It is an unassuming building built after the war. For many years, it served as one of the local cafes in the neighborhood under the name of Cortina.

We started to envision it as a community space. Not only for the local neighborhood, but also for the community who loved Japanese carpentry from all over the world. A guesthouse where visitors can come and stay at whenever they are in Kyoto.

We are excited to share with you this passion project of ours. You can find more information in this PDF page. We would love to hear your feedback.