The grand hall constructed in Taisho era has a space of 200 tatami mats with a collared ceiling. This big room has no pillars to support the ceiling, which today would never be allowed by the Building Standard Acts. The room has 200 seating capacity. Additionally space can be divided by movable stages. The hanging scroll of “Tsubajin” on the wall was written by Mr. Sanzo Wada. He was one of the most prominent painter and costume designer who won the Academy Awards for Costume Design in 1954.
The room is elaborately designed with carved wooden panels and its delicate origami-crane patterns. The alcove is layered with sword guards from a family in the Muromachi period. No one could imagine that it was built in Taisho era.
The board used for the veranda is recycled materials from the Kitamae ship in Edo Period. The sliding doors are covered with works by famous poets and painters as a way to pay for their meals.
This is the room where many politicians, writers and artists such as Hirofumi Itoh, Yukio Mishima, Ryunosuke Akutagawa spent some time. Hirofumi Itoh stayed in this room and he was impressed by our food, hospitality and the view from window that he gifted us his calligraphy, “Fukoh daichi roh”, which directly translates as the finest restaurant house of scenic beauty. You can enjoy elegant interiors of Kanazawa style such as dark rouge walls, a storage cupboard decorated with obi sashes belonged to a princes of the Maeda clan and an elaborate veranda of nightingale floor.
This room has the conspicuous but noble dark rouge walls holding calm atmosphere. This is the only room in Tsubajin, which equips a foot-warmer set in a recess of the floor under a low table. Sitting in the foot-warmer set, even aged people can relax themselves and enjoy dinner.
As the next room furnishes Buddhist altar, it can be used for anniversary memorial services also.
Basho Matsuo, a famous haiku poet held haiku gathering at a small inn called Koharu-an when he visited Kanzawa during his journey to write famous “Okuno-hosomichi” haiku series. This room is the one that was brought from the original place and re-implemented here. Outside windows, the view of green grasses, a stream from Sai river and the Lozan mountain will take your breath away. Who would not enjoy a dinner with cherry blossom along the river? Kenichi Yoshida, a scholar of English literature, loved this room. He was the eldest son of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yohsida, and was known for his work “Kanazawa”.
The room in Miyatakei-ya inn where Basho Matsuo stayed at for nine days was brought from Kata-machi and re-implemented here. There is a Christian lantern crafted by Ukon Takayama, a prominent warlord of the Warring States period .
An image of Virgin Mary is carved on the foot of the lantern. Ardisia is planned outside the room. We take care of it for our guests to enjoy pretty red fruits throughout the year.
Ze’an Kameda was known as a tea master in Kanazawa ,who was also an apothecary from the end of Edo to the begging of Meiji. He built a tea house after the model of “Fushin’an”, the tea house of Omotesenke”. It was transported here and reconstructed.
The style of the tea room adopted nijo-daime** and dero***. It is said that Gengensai of Urasenke who was on close terms with Ze’an sometimes enjoyed chanoyu here.
* Omotesenke is one of the three SEN family lines directly descended from Rikyu Sen.
** Daime is a size of a tatami mat used in tea rooms. It is approximately 3/4 the length of a full-size tatami. A nijo-daime tea room has two tatami mats and one daime tatami mat.
*** Dero is one of the possible positions of a “ro” or a sunken hearth in a tea room. Ro is installed outside the tea-making tatami.
This room was built at the end of Edo period . It has the longest history of all rooms in Tsubajin. The artisan’s fastidiousness with details brings the room to life - a pillar of the alcove is made from a pomegranate tree, which is rare to use. The calligraphy hanging in the room was written by Taikan Yokoyama during his stay here. He was one of the most prominent painters in Japan’s modern art world.
This room was constructed in the manner of an audience chamber, where only dignitaries were allowed to be seated. Bamboos are used as materials of several parts including the pillar, an Otoshikake of the alcove, and rafters of ceiling .
The curved lines softens the design and brings a sense of comfort and ease. Enjoy your dinner while viewing cheery blossoms on the opposite bank of the Saigawa river.
The room was used by occupation forces as a dance hall shortly after the World War II. Kiyoshi Yamashita, a famous vagabond artist once stayed in this room. He got inspired by the streets view from the windows, so he created a collage of colored paper. The room also has a piece of work painted by Hiroshi Oba, a cartoonist known for his illustration of Otabe. The dining area of Matsu-no-ma can accommodate up to 30 guests.
This is a refined room where you will find comfort in in viewing the elegant green garden.
A vagabond artist Kiyoshi Yamashita once stayed in this room.
The room suits as a bridal antechamber. It is also equipped with western toilet facilities.
It was constructed after occupation forces put up the structure during World War II. The uniquely shaped lighting apparatus is from the original structure . It is available for business meeting of a small group.
Sumire is a room of Japanese modern style of the Taisho period.
The room can be used as a venue for wedding ceremonies or conferences.