A small space to enrich your life
Introducing a modern, authentic Japanese room to the world
Wood, paper, straw, glass.
Carpentry, sliding doors, tatami, stained glass.
Using authentic materials
A quality physical space surrounds you.
In 2015 I gathered expert artisans and embarked on a journey.
The joints are connected firmly without the use of nails or boltswood »
Hyogu, sliding doors utilizing washihyogu »
Tatami remains an essential aspect of Japanese interior designtatami »
Stained glass is designed to suit the aesthetics of Japanese living culturestained glass »
Relaxing & peaceful
In this age of information and commodity overload, we offer a simple relaxation space. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a space, no matter how small it may be, where you can just be yourself or spend time with those close to you, even if for a brief time? A small space to enrich your life.learn more »
Tomoyoshi WadaStained Glass
A stained glass artist with over 35 years of experience. Tomoyoshi is an expert in creating stained glass in the Japanese style.
A Wood worker from a family of Joiners. Hideyuki has been running his own workshop for 15 years where he trains apprentices.
A third generation hyogu maker. Yasuhiro is an expert at preserving old techniques as well as blending modern ideas.
Chikako NakanoHyogu / Designer
A hyogu designer. Chikako creates original designs. Although an expert in the art of hyogu she is She is experienced explaining the production process to lay-people.
A second generation tatami maker. Toshiyuki creates tatami for temples and shrines as well as producing his own modern take on traditional tatami design.
An architectural Designer with 25 years experience and also the creator of the Utsuwa project. Rieko has a passion for Japanese design and hopes to translate this into the Utsuwa project.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Shitennoji Temple, Hirakata T-Site, Abeno Harukas.