A machiya with sky-high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a "goemonburo" cauldron bathtub that is perfect for relaxation, "Hinaya Gojo Ni" is inspired by the aesthetic appreciation of two Japanese artifacts: Kiyomizu ceramics and Kiso lacquer ware. "Hinaya Gojo Ni" is not only located at the foothills of the world-famous Kiyomizudera Temple, but it is also in the very centre of the celebrated Kiyomizu ceramics district. Ceramic pieces in the distinct Kiyomizu-style can be found throughout the house.
Red lacquerware is another specialty of Japan-- with its color said to complement the flavors of a Japanese meal. This vibrant color is featured in the dining and kitchen area to remind us of this honored tradition.
There is an adjoining "Hinaya Gojo Ichi" machiya house. When reserved together, up to 8 guests can be accommodated. 「清水焼」発祥の地、多くの陶器屋さんが軒を連ねる五条坂。その一角である呉服屋の奥に構える「ひなや五条（弐）」。
As they say in Monty Python- “And now for something completely different.” It’s been a challenge adjusting from taking pics of tropical vacation conditions to taking pics back in my frigid New England reality. But, it’s still easy to find beauty in the cold
Have you ˹O Prophet˺ not seen those who claim they believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They seek the judgment of false judges, which they were commanded to reject. And Satan ˹only˺ desires to lead them farther away. <<< Satan wants to mislead them as far away as possible. -Sura An-Nisa', Ayah 61
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَإِلَى الرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنْكَ صُدُودًا .
When it is said to them, “Come to Allah’s revelations and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turn away from you stubbornly. -Sura An-Nisa', Ayah 62
فَكَيْفَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ ثُمَّ جَاءُوكَ يَحْلِفُونَ بِاللَّهِ إِنْ أَرَدْنَا إِلَّا إِحْسَانًا وَتَوْفِيقًا .
How ˹horrible˺ will it be if a disaster strikes them because of what their hands have done, then they come to you swearing by Allah, “We intended nothing but goodwill and reconciliation.” -Sura An-Nisa', Ayah 63
أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُ اللَّهُ مَا فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَعِظْهُمْ وَقُلْ لَهُمْ فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ قَوْلًا بَلِيغًا .
˹Only˺ Allah knows what is in their hearts. So turn away from them, caution them, and give them advice that will shake their very souls.