The maiden work of Mirei Shigemori was this tearoom which exhibits both strength and delicacy.
Built when Shigemori was only 18, it exhibits his desire to make the most of the tea ceremony. The structure was moved here from his birthplace. You can see the distinctive techniques unique to Mirei Shigemori everywhere, such as the arched sentei-tenjo (ship-hull style ceiling), three alcoves, and the irregular geometric design of the sliding shoji paper doors. The pathway outside the ceremonial tearoom was constructed at the time of relocation, and there is an added dynamic due to the adjacent Yoshikawa Hachimangu Shrine which is dedicated to the gods of the sea. Be sure to visit the Mirei Shigemori Memorial Hall, and tearoom.
- 3930-8 Yoshikawa, Kibichuo-cho, Kaga-gun, Okayama Pref.
- 0866-56-7020 (Yoshikawa Komin-kan)
- Approximately 20 minutes by car from Okayama Expressway, Kayo IC