A pair of houses stand on the sides of a slope, stretching walls over the slope in between in arch shape. The vast premises of more than 1000 sq had a former main residence with a guest house, a small torii shrine gate and a small shinto shrine, Japanese traditional tea garden with delicately pruned trees. South of the premises faces a local street and north faces former national route. The building A and B are built where the main residence was dismantled, and the slope in between was extended from Japanese garden to make a path between the south and north sides of the premises. The rest features were preserved as much as possible, as it was considered better not to make drastic changes on the premises which was semi-public and open to the community for a long time, allowing access from the neighbours on the east and west sides and local street.
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