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The Yoshijima House was built in 1907. The Yoshijima family was at that time a well-known brewer of sake.

The architecture of the house is stunning. Such clean lines, whether from the black stitching outlining the tatami mats, the paper screen doors, or the roof beams that intertwine up to the ceiling like a 3D Mondrian grid.

Most of the rooms have only tatami mats, with no fixed furniture, so the purpose of the room depends on what is placed in it. During our visit we had shiitake tea served from the pot brewing on the charcoal brazier.

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