Built by a Japanese carpenter (daiku) Kawaguchi Kiyotoshi and his apprentice (deshi) Yuki, residents of the village in Kyushu where Joy Hendry did her anthropological field work, this Japanese room contains:
- tatami mats
- decorative shoji (paper windows)
- fusuma (sliding doors)
There is a space of polished wood called a tokonoma, which features a hanging scroll, extolling the unlimited nature of the arts in Japan, and a set of shelves known as chigaidana.