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It is a three and three-quarters sanjo daime mat room. It is complete with an alcove for the display of a scroll and flowers, an electric-powered sunken hearth used in winter for the hot water kettle, and a functioning preparation area mizuya with fresh running water and drain. Its three interior ceiling levels display three different ceiling treatments. The teahouse has a sliding glass front that opens fully when in use for live tea demonstrations, but secures the space as a display case when not in use. It was constructed in Kyoto by the distinguished firm Nakamura Sotoji Komuten, long famous for refined traditional Japanese architecture built by specially trained, artisan carpenters and craftsmen. Four carpenters came from Kyoto to construct the teahouse and apply the final wall finishes. Skip to main content.
During this period, Japanese artists mastered the technique of creating wafer-thin layers of lacquer that built up and, when infused with gold powder and other materials, created a luminous three-dimensional effect. Among the highlights of Golden Treasures are natsume tea caddies, kogo incense boxes, tebako accessory boxes, and ryoshibako paper boxes, each ornamented with the highly polished, lustrous material. Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes is accompanied by an extensively illustrated catalogue, complete with entries about the works on view and a glossary of lacquer techniques. An internationally recognized master, Yokodo won honors at exhibitions in Chicago, Seattle, and Hanoi.