Nomura-ke Samurai House | Quite prestigious rooms with dignity


The paintings on the fusuma (sliding door) were created by Senkei Sasaki, a member of the Kano school, who was an in-house painter who worked for the Kaga domain. When you look up, you will see a coffered ceiling made from Japanese cypress.

The floorboards are made of paulownia wood.

The powerful people at the time often adopted paintings from the Kano school, which has a long history.

The alcove is decorated with calligraphy written by the 13th and 14th lords of the Kaga domain.

Unlike Kenrokuen, which is considered as a stroll-style garden, the one in Nomura-ke is a sitting-view garden.

You can experience the depth of the space by sitting on the wet veranda or tatami room and looking out at the garden.

A Japanese garden is a copy of a natural landscape. The artificial rocks represents a mountain, the water flow represents a stream, and planted trees represent a forest.

The fusuma paintings in the upper room were created by Senkei Sasaki, a member of the Kano school, who was an in-house painter for the Kaga domain.

The Kano school was a group of highly acclaimed professional painters from the 15th to the 19th century.

Its founder was Kano Masanobu, who was an official painter of the Muromachi Shogunate. He worked on paintings of various genres in association with the powerful people of the time.

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