Seifuso Villa (清風荘)
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Continuing with last fall's visit to Kyoto's visually-rich Seifuso Villa (清風荘), where the last installment (“From the Garden to the House at the Seifuso Villa”) left us finally inside the main house that has gone mostly unseen so far except for its photogenic entrance foyer.
The grounds are opened to the public for a few days every year or two, but the house is not normally open to the public at all, so it was a wonderful opportunity to have an unrestricted tour.
The photo above is a 9-image panorama that you can scroll from side to side. It's got quite a bit of geometric distortion that I wish I could have corrected, but it's not bad for the amount of work I put into it (which is almost none: I selected the photos in Lightroom, invoked “Merge as Panorama in Photoshop”, and it did what it wanted. I made one small touch-up to the result, and here we are.)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
for the master of the house
A section of this tabletop is the item in the other day's A Red, Squiggly, Fairly Blotchy “What am I?” Quiz. Unfortunately, nobody got it right. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me how the red squiggly blotches came to be. The tabletop was perfectly smooth, so I'm sure a lot of sanding was involved.
Another upstairs room with an equally-impressive view had two of the same table. Here's a wigglegram showing the view:
If this looks familiar it's because one of the frames appeared in an article a couple of months ago, at the start of this post.
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
(The garden was covered in this post)