For centuries, Tsuyama was the halfway point on the Izumo Road, which connected what is now modern Himeji with Shimane. This made it a commercial and transportation hub, and it also became a famous spot for cherry blossoms. Tsuyama was also home to many important scholars of Western learning who helped bring Japan into the modern age. Kakuzan Park, which can be seen from Tsuyama Villa, was included in Tripadvisor's Top 20 Castles in Japan, and the park's beautiful cherry blossom trees earned it a spot on the Top 100 Cherry Blossoms Spots of Japan.
Just as the garden Shurakuen welcomed many important guests in days gone by, we want Tsuyama Villa to be the kind of comfortable place that people want to visit again and again. We hope that by showcasing the best of Okayama's products and crafts, local people will also come to see Tsuyama Villa as a beloved part of the community.
Tsuyama Villa's interior design integrates many local motifs and materials,
particularly in our lobby and first floor.
From impressive wall coverings made of roof tiles that evoke Tsuyama Castle's stone walls,
to furniture upholstered with local denim patchwork, we unite tradition with modern fun.
Throughout our hotel, we also feature beautiful shibori-dyed noren curtains handmade by a local artisan.
Experience the passion and beauty of Okayama's art up close.
Artist: Yoko Kano, Fiber Artist
Location: Entrance, Onsen Spa Main Bath, Mimasaka Marche, Dog-friendly Floor Entrance
Ms. Kano began her noren works at the Katsuyama Historical Townscape. Each shop and manor house commissioned a customized noren to display, and to this day, the area's nickname is "Noren Town". The norens displayed in Tsuyama Villa were all hand-dyed by Ms. Kano just for us.
Creators: Wada Design Office, Kitaworks, Niinoya, Yonemono, Tsuayama Meiboku (T-KRAFT)
A collaboration between Tsuyama Villa and several local woodworking companies, the table and chairs in our lobby have been made with the theme "the journey of wood and working hands". Chairs made from cherrywood evoke the cherry blossom trees of nearby Kakuzan Park, and local hinoki cypress was used for our table. Be sure to take a seat and enjoy the fine craftsmanship.
Artist: Sachiko Imori
Location: Garden Lounge
Ms. Imori creates intricate designs in Japanese washi paper, unraveling fibers or weaving in pieces of old documents. Her elegant and delicate techniques recreate the seasonal beauty of the Chugoku region. Tsuyama Villa is home to the work "White View", and this three dimensional piece is 450cm wide and 70cm tall.
Creators: Sue Mokkou, BOBSON
A union of Sue Mokkou (a Tsuyama furniture maker) and BOBSON (one of Okayama's first denim companies), the "BOBSON Furniture Project" marries famous Kojima denim fabrics with contemporary design. This functional and artistic piece celebrates the best of Okayama's hand-crafted culture.
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