A dancing microcosm of beauty in a private residence

Ogura-tei Residence

The garden of Ogura-tei Residence named Kyokutou-tei was created in 1951. Mirei and his craftspeople created it in just 2 days. Three ishigumi (stone work arrangements) enclosed in hair moss in a beautifully organized garden can be seen from the shoin (the study). The three stone work groupings are the hourai which is a formal (shin) grouping visible from the depth of the shoin. On the left is the hojo which is a semiformal (gyo) grouping, and on the right side is the eiju which is an informal (so) grouping. The music of songbirds emanating from the mountains and their borrowed landscape are incorporated naturally. Horai Shinsen’s view of the world applies the Japanese sense of the beauty of the SHIN・GYO・SO in a new treatment of the traditional tea ceremony garden.


  • Address
    680-1 Kuroyama, Kibichuo-cho, Kaga-gun, Okayama Pref.
  • Phone
    0866-54-1301 (Kyodo-Suishin Ka, Kibichuo Town)
  • Access
    Approximately 20 minutes by car from Okayama Expressway, Kayo IC

*Advanced reservation for entry is required.

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