This is Shiro, exposed, before renovation.
Opening the sliding entrance door, there is a long corridor of more than 20 meters that leads to the deep end of the house.
This is the first room you see on the right, facing the streets outside.
Shiro’s high ceiling gives a great spacious feel to the entrance.
There is a roof window spreading a warming sunlight into the house.
115 year old Shiro, born in Meiji, have witnessed the world through the Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods. Rustic and well-aged walls and pillars are evident of Shiro’s long history.
After 115 years, Shiro will rebirth as a new guesthouse. We hope to renovate Shiro while treasuring the machiya’s traditional beauty.