It was originally built around 1618 in Kennin-ji, Kyoto for Oda Urakusai, younger brother of Lord Oda Nobunaga and a disciple of Sen no Rikyū. Relocated a number of times, since 1972 it has formed part of the Urakuen gardens in Inuyama.
Approached throughout the roji or 'dewy ground' garden, the chashitsu or tea room measures two-and-a-half tatami mats and has a three mat mizuya or preparation area. The building has a shake roof and a nijiriguchi or 'crawling-in entrance'.
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