Rakushisha (落柿舎)

Rakushisha (literally, a hut where persimmons fell) is a tea hut belonging to Kyorai MUKAI, a follower of Basho MATSUO, located in Sagano (Ukyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture).

The name of Rakushisha comes from an incident when all of the persimmons, contracted to sell, fell due to a typhoon.

It is said that in 1691, Basho MATSUO stayed here and wrote the Saga Nikki (Saga diary).

The present hut was the one reconstructed by Juko INOUE, a haiku poet.


2 Saga Ogurayama Hinomyojin-cho, Ukyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture


20 minutes on foot from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sanin Main Line

[Original Japanese]