The building we call Bukeyashiki was built about 140 years ago and took about 10 years to build. Bukeyashiki was first owned by a very wealthy family and then used as a restaurant for several years. In 1976, Mr. Nakajima purchased the building and used it for volunteers to have meetings. Now Bukeyashiki is used for all people to have gatherings and meetings, but also for filming movies and commercials and learn about Japanese culture. Please come and visit us!
The main building of Bukeyashiki
After you enter the big entrance room, you will see big wooden pillars crossing the ceiling. Each pillar came from a single large tree, not pressed wood as is standard today.
Rooms in Bukeyashiki
Bukeyashiki was built about 140 years ago. It is approaching an age to be registered as a cultural property. The roof is high to help cool the rooms during summer. Rooms open widely so you can use for a variety of purposes.
This is the Yoroi (armor) room. The armor you see is real and we display in this room. You may try it on if it fits. The color of the walls in this room is a purple-blue hue.
This room is called Irori no ma, which is an old-fashioned Japanese-style fireplace. Unfortunately we DO NOT allow fire use in this place anymore, but at can you can see and feel what it once was.
This is the outside hallway from the main building to the detached room.
The third floor of the main building is the Ninja Dojo where we keep many Ninja accessories.We use this room for Ninja experience.
This is the detached room and is frequently used to film movies. It is also used as a guest room.
Tea Ceremony Room
This is the tea ceremony room. You may enjoy the Japanese style garden here. You can experience a wonderful tea-time in this room.We use this room for Tea Ceremony experience.