Historical buildings to open to the public in the spring (Shunsoro and Choshukaku, important cultural assets) 2020
Shunsoro is a tearoom with three tatami mats and one daimedatami (three-quarters tatami mat) said to have been created by Oda Nobunaga(*1)'s younger brother Uraku. Choshukaku is a multistoried building that reportedly was formerly inside the Nijo Castle grounds in Kyoto. It is said to be given by Shogun Iemitsu(*2) to Kasuganotsubone, his nursing mother. Both buildings are surrounded by trees, are even more beautiful during the season of new green leaves and have an elegant appearance. A promenade that runs through the fresh greenery behind Choshukaku also is open to visitors.
*1: Oda Nobunaga was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history, and , and one of the three great founders of the united Tokugawa shogunate. (1534 – 1582)
*2:Tokugawa Iemitsu was the third shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty. (1604 – 1651)
<Dates> Apr.25 (Sat.) to May 10 (Sun.) 2020
<Time> 9:00 - 17:00 (Last entrance at 16:30)