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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.

Shusuitei

Shusuitei’s garden

Shusuitei

ceiling wea used some different way of making by woods

Shusuitei

inside tea ceremony room

sunshine and dark

sunshine and dark

washing place in a tea‐ceremony room

washing place in a tea‐ceremony room

Choji Shippou

Choji Shippou (the name of the shape of the window’s decoratiing crosspiece)

Kujyo pond

Kujyo pond and Takakura bridge. Pond is 90m*60m. There is a small island where is Itsukushia shrine.

tukubai

washbasin set in a Japanese garden

the gate

The gate

Shusuitei

Azumaya and garden

Azumaya arbor

Azumaya arbor at the garden

Azumaya arbor

inside of Azumaya arbor

Shusuitei

Shusuitei was built about 200 years ago.

Shusuitei

Kujyo pond and stone of Shusuitei

Shusuitei

Shusuitei and pond

Shusuitei

beautiful green moss of Shusuitei’s garden

Shusuitei

Shusuitei