Art & Design

Machiya:Traditional Japanese Merchant Townhouses A talk by Pauline Chakmakjian

22 March 2011, London

Machiya townhouses are found mainly in central Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. This very visual lecture will cover a variety of different types of Machiya as well as provide an overview of the unique architectural features specific to these charming homes. This type of house also provided insight as to the lifestyle of Kyotoites from the past to the present.

Pauline Chakmakjian is a member of London Region Committee and a Trustee of the Japan Society of the UK. She has previously lived in a Machiya in Kyoto.

Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni, £12 for non-members, to include two glasses of wine/soft drinks. After the talk there will be a cash bar.

22 March 2011, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED


Tel: 020 7529 1582

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