I grow up in Japan and I have been living in United state for 18 years. I visited Japan this summer for 4weeks. I spent time in Kyoto this time and I saw many old Machiya turns to a super cool modern place. Machiya expression from Wikipedia is that
" Machiya (町屋/町家?) are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto. Machiya (townhouses) and nōka (farm dwellings) constitute the two categories of Japanese vernacular architecture known as minka (folk dwellings). Machiya originated as early as the Heian period and continued to develop through to the Edo period and even into the Meiji period. Machiya housed urban merchants and craftsmen, a class collectively referred to as chōnin (townspeople). The word machiya is written using two kanji: machi (町) meaning “town”, and ya (家 or 屋) meaning “house” (家) or “shop” (屋) depending on the kanji used to express it.
Today, I would like to share super cool old and modern Machiya shop in Kyoto Japan. My favorite one is Paul Smith. I would like to show more about super cool Paul Smith for my next blog post. Stay tuned!
日本を離れ早１８年。この夏日本に１ヶ月ほど滞在しました。その際に京都で時間を過ごすことが多く、京都の町家を改造したブティックや、カフェがすごくおしゃれで大好きになりました。今日はそんな京都の町家を改造してできたオシャレカフェやブティックの紹介をしますね。私が一番好きなお店はPaul Smith 三条店。お店の詳しいインテリアは次回のブログで紹介しますね。お楽しみに！
Shaved ice shop.