I first noticed that there was a Kujyo family’s tea ceremoney house in Kyoto Gyoen. Kujyo family is one of “Gosekke” that was five families of the Fujiwara clan (Konoe, Kujo, Nijo, Ichijo, and Takatsukasa) entrusted as imperial regents and advisors starting in the Kamakura period. The house was Sukiya and Shoin style, and used for a tea ceremony to entertain ugests or for a poem making party of Waka. Originally it was much larger, about 12500m2, and garden was 35300m2. After the Meiji Restoration, most of buildings were destroyed, and only this Shusuitei was left. The name of “Shusui” means “gathering green and flowers”, and using “sui” in 翠 kanji expresses that many kingfishers (翡翠 kawasemi) fly to this pond.