Gallery in Kyoto



Shigaraki Tsubo

My daily routine is to look for beautiful fallen leaves in my small garden. What a sober …


I struggle every day with more than 150 boxes of cardboard that spring up like a fountain when I moved.Now I can see the floor. It’s pretty clean.

The gallery is located in the middle of Kyoto. Near the intersection of Horikawa Gojo.
It’s a very convenient place.
It is close to Kyoto Station, and you can reach the most downtown area in 3 minutes by bicycle.
However, it is very quiet and not a tourist destination. That’s why I chose this place.
This old folk house is called a townhouse “Machiya”.
This house is not of high quality.
It’s small and partly tilted, but I like the texture of clay walls and wooden fittings.
The already renovated home is comfortable, but less tasty. Texture is the most important point for me.
This is a very different perspective from the average person.
There is also a very small garden where we can enjoy the autumn leaves.
For me, who grew up in the concrete jungle, it’s very luxurious and happy.
I can spend my days fulfilling without worrying about this crazy world.

All the photos are on the second floor.
The ceiling is high and I like the atmosphere upstairs. However, the gallery is on the first floor.
(The haniwa is placed at the height above the Fusuma = sliding doors.)


7 thoughts on “Gallery in Kyoto

  1. Thank you for the description of your new space. Personally, a Machiya is a perfect space, and will show best the pots and art. I would very much enjoy to see your small garden, please. Thank you and wishing you well to be settled and future days. Roberta

    1. Dear Roberta san, I think it is a rational space that makes effective use of the small site. I am grateful for the wisdom of the old people. The quaint texture is important to me. Please come and visit us. Thank you.

  2. Dear Ito san,
    It looks like this machiya will fit your personnal tastes.
    Wishing you all the best.

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