Seiko Shoin, Seiko-ken & Hikaku-tei (Reading Room, Tearoom & Garden)
Seison-kaku, a national important cultural property, presents the elegant culture of the wives of the Maeda lords , which features colorful, artistic designs of flowers and birds. Seiko-shoin, Seiko-ken and Hikaku-tei garden, which are not normally open in the public, are open only during the limited period.
Seiko Shoin (Reading Room)
This 8-jō (13 m2) room is located to the rear of the “Ekken-no-ma.”
A “tokonoma” alcove can be seen in front, with an incense burner hung to the right of it.
Shoin Mizuya (Shoin tea utensil cupboard)
This 4-jō (7 m2) tatami room behind the Seiko Shoin was designed for washing tea ceremony utensils and led to a space for samurai to be concealed.
A storage shelf was created, whose upper storage doors have gorgeous patterns
The Seiko-ken is a tearoom with two sliding doors dividing it from the Seiko Shoin.
Hōchiku bamboo is used for the alcove post, and the fallen ceiling is held in place by a thin rod of white bamboo.
Hikaku-tei (Flying Crane Garden)
Seiko-ken and Seiko Shoin offer commanding views of this representative flat garden, which was listed in April 1929 as a Japanese Designated Scenic Spot.
One side of the moss-covered flat garden has a winding stream that flows through it, as well as a ritual cleansing font, stone garden lantern, an arrangement of ornamental garden stepping stones, and stairs. You can also see Japanese white pines, red pines, and Buddhist pines, among other varieties of tall forest trees, as well as shrubs such as azaleas and Japanese winterberries.