Present Exhibition

Moya-no-hi-no-omashi Clear Moya-no-hi-no-omashi
The Moya-no-hi-no-omashi measured 9 meters west-to-east and 6 meters north-to-south. Located in the south-eastern portion of the Spring Palace, the Moya-no-hi-no-omashi was used during the daytime. A mattress was placed on two reed mats placed in the room. Screens were strategically placed as partitions within the room.
The room was used by the head of the household.

Nurigome Clear Nurigome
A room in the western part of the hi-no-omashi, the nurigome featured a wall that was made of plastered mud.
This room was considered to be special and sacred with family heirlooms being stored in it as well as being used as a bedroom.

Hashigakushi-no-ma Clear Hashigakushi-no-ma
The hashigakushi-no-ma was located at the top of the stairs constructed in the center of the southern side of the Spring Palace. Normally two reed mats were placed here with an arm rest and some screens. Sometimes a single sliding paper door could be found at the back of the room along with a two-shelf cabinet or a dresser.

Hisashi Clear Hisashi
Hisashi surrounded the moya on all four sides. The long narrow room was divided into sections by sliding paper doors or screens or cabinets. When required reed mats were placed in the sections which were then used as rooms.

Sunoko Clear Sunoko
The sunoko was an open veranda with handrails located outside of the hisash.
Used as a passageway, the sunoko also served as a reception room by placing bamboo or paper screens appropriately. It also provided a convenient place from which to watch ceremonies that took place in the garden.

Kizahashi Clear Kizahashi
A five-step stairway located in the center of the south-side of the main house, it featured a high handrail. Eaves were sometimes placed at the top of the stairs for those guests who came in carts or palanquins.