Historic Buildings

Hokka Nichi Bei Kai Kansoan Tearoom Tea Ceremony Room – San Francisco, CA

Hokka Nichi Bei Kai Kansoan Tearoom Tea Ceremony Room in San Francisco, CA. It’s located at the Hokka Nichi Bei Kai, a private entity which is not open to the public. Read More …

Mas Imazumi Gate – Oakland, CA

Mas Imazumi Gate in Oakland, CA was built in 1999. It’s located at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, a public garden which is open year round. Construction Information The gate was built by Hiroshi Sakaguchi of Occidental, CA. The structure is made of Port Orford cedar and redwood. Read More …

Kyo no Machiya Kyoto Townhouse – Boston, MA

Kyo no Machiya Kyoto townhouse in Boston, MA was built in 1830. It’s located at the Boston Children’s Museum, a museum which is open year round. Construction Information In 1980 this 150 year old townhouse from Kyoto’s Nishijin district was packed in crates and shipped to Boston, where it was reconstructed by five Japanese carpenters (miyadaiku) from Yasui Moku Komuten. Read More …

Hakone Gardens Gate – Saratoga Ca.

Hakone Gardens Gate in Saratoga Ca. was built in 1937. Located at the Hakone Gardens, a public garden which is open year round. Read More …