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AIBAYA_@NAOSHIMA
14/08/2010, 13:04
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京都相羽屋 KYOTO AIBAYA * GARDEN DESIGN | BUILD
http://www.kyoto-aibaya.com/
PROGRESS: http://kyoto-aibaya.com/index.php?/special/naoshima-in-progress/
Copyright© 2010 京都相羽屋

おおみやけ (民宿)
http://oomiyake.jp/guidance.html

屋号の“おおみやけ”は三宅姓の最高位にある家柄を尊称して、人々が大をつけて呼ぶようになったものです。天領時代の直島で、三宅家第21代の兵右衛門が初代の庄屋に任命されて以来、明治初年まで倉敷代官に仕える村の役所でした。門番が寝起きする供部屋を備えた長屋門と母屋の2件が文化庁登録文化財となり、母屋は宿泊施設、長屋門は立派な梁を活かしてカフェ&レストランに改装されました。
築400年以上の三宅家。

今回、リニューアルしたお庭の写真撮影に参加させて頂いた、おおみやけ。
このお庭は、京都相羽屋の庭師である相羽余史緩氏が瀬戸内国際芸術祭のオープンに合わせ、アートの島、直島にふさわしい庭へと、おおみやけの主庭の池の再建を手がけられました。

機会のある方は是非、瀬戸内国際芸術祭と兼ねておおみやけのお庭も是非観に行って体験してみて下さい。

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16th June 2010, new construction within the main garden of the ‘Oomiyake’ complex commenced. The site is inside the grounds of buildings older than 400 years old and being used as a guest house and café. Due to the historic importance of the Miyake family, they were given the honorific title of ‘Oo’ – literally meaning grand. Around 400 years ago, the 21st generation of the ‘Oomiyake’ family was appointed governor of the Naoshima region, lasting until the early Meiji era. Currently, the guardman’s residence is used as a café and the main household serves as a guest house. On all cardinal sides of the dwelling, there are gardens of various size and character. Within the main garden, a 40-year-old pond is being replaced with a new construction. This project is yet another stage within the history of the place and connects with the future. The craftsmen, of ‘Kyoto-Aibaya,’ based in the historic capital of Kyoto, are building gardens internationally and throughout Japan. While respecting the spirit of the place and skills of the ancestors, the young gardeners face the challenge to create a work of contemporary times.
text from http://kyoto-aibaya.com/index.php?/special/naoshima-text/

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I had a chance to take the photos of this Oomiyake, Naoshima Garden Project last month.
As for this garden, it was renewed to suite the Art Island, Naoshima and opened on the same day as Setouchi International Art Festival. The landscape gardener and designer, “Kyoto_Aibaya” a.k.a. Yoshinobu Aiba has worked mainly on the pond.

If you have a chance to visit Naoshima, please stop by at Oomiyake and experience the garden.

text from Yuna

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4 Comments so far
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たぬきちゃんはかわいい. haha. But really, wonderful photos, thanks for posting, great to see. Hope you are well. Also Mariyo’s work is beautiful and in a great setting. IINA-

Comment by Logan

Thank you for your comment, Logan!
and thank you for the good work on the Oomiyake’s garden ;)
I hope you have a chance to visit Mariyo’s work at Ogijima as well. It will be burned on the 31st of October at a fire ceremony.

Comment by Yuna Yagi

beautiful photos. we’ll be in naoshima next month, staying at the Oomiyake guest house – hope the rooms are nice, with bath and clean.
It will be great to see the garden. thanks liya

Comment by liya

Thank you for your comment.
I hope you will have a nice time there in Naoshima.

Comment by Yuna Yagi




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