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Community Market Yusuhara*

Kouchi / 2010 / Hotel・Market

Yusuhara Marche is a boutique hotel operated by the town of Yusuhara in Kochi Prefecture which is known as “the town in the clouds”. It has 15 rooms centered around the atrium, which functions as a market for local produce. This allows people who visit the town to enjoy meals made with fresh ingredients beside the market.

A long time ago, there were rest houses called “Cha Do” with thatched roofs which served tea to the people traveling the path that went over the pass. Inspired by this tradition of hospitality, thatched sections were used for the exterior walls of this market. The thatched sections can be rotated up to provide ventilation.