池上百竹亭 茶室

Ikegami Hyakuchikutei Tea House


建築年 昭和33(1958)年
設計者 不明
施工者 不明




Ikegami Hyakuchikutei Tea House

Year of construction: 1958 (Showa 33)
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown

The house was built in 1958 as the residence of Kisaku Ikegami, who was born in 1890 as the eldest son of a kimono wholesaler. The quiet garden, with its traditional Japanese rooms, tea ceremony room, open space and bamboo grove, was a place where Kisaku, who was active as a cultural figure himself, deepened his relationships with many haiku poets and poets. The monument to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Meiji era (1868-1912) and the Jyutou pagoda in the garden belong to the haiku poet Sensui Hagiwaraï, with whom Kisaku was deeply involved throughout his life, and who visited the house every year.

The tea ceremony room was built by a carpenter specializing in tea ceremony rooms from Kyoto, and the shoji (sliding doors) in the tea ceremony room were made by a specialist in fittings from Kyoto. These craftsmen are said to have stayed at a ryokan (Japanese inn) in Asama Onsen to do the work. He also sent a designer to Kyoto to learn how to create a Urasenke style open-air space, and created a wabi-sabi space with a variety of trees to remind us of the changing seasons.

The house was donated to Matsumoto City by the bereaved family in 1995, and opened the following year as the Ikegami Hyakuchikutei, a social education facility for the promotion of art and culture.

池上百竹亭 茶室