The Atmosphere of Takeshigero

On April 17, 1993 the Minokichi Main Restaurant was reborn as an authentic restaurant “Takeshigero” with all the grandeur owing to a main restaurant through the design of Takashi Imazato, who had also designed the Minokichi Shinjuku Sumitomo restaurant. The origins of the restaurant’s name come from a nickname for the main restaurant that had been located in Nawate Sanjo during the prewar period, meant to wish prosperity to the Satake family who ran the restaurant. In connection with this name, the image of Kyoto is expressed through bamboo gardens.
The Sukiya-zukuri “Main Hall” and the Gassho-zukuri “Thatched Roof Hall” With the “refined” sukiya-zukuri “main hall” and the “simple” gassho-zukuri “thatched roof hall,”we provide a colorful rooms that weave together the sublime beauty of the contrast between the two looks.
Sukiya-zukuri “Main Hall”
The Beauty of a Space Produced through a Balancebetween Formality and Informality. The design of each of the rooms in Takeshigero is produced with the values of shin-gyo-so (formality-semi-formality, informality) in mind. The great hall is formal (shin), the middle hall is semi-formal (gyo) and the miniature room is informal (so). Throughout, the space has been to designed to avoid overly elaborate production or decoration, and create a space where dining can be enjoyed leisurely by limiting the places that leave an impression to one per room.
The Great Hall. The Great Hall “Nanae” has a width of 56 tatami mats, and with the sliding partition remove, this expands into the additional 12 mats of the tatami corridor. A shoin-zukuri floor and a stage are attached and the cypress floor stage is designed to be higher so that it can be seen from the seats toward the back. Also, the ceiling is coffered and the room is decorated with Kyoto-style paper sliding doors with traditional Kyoto patterns made of Matsufuji-mon silkscreen, creating a highly dignified atmosphere
The Middle Hall. The middle hall “Matsushige” has a width of 22.5 tatami mats and uses  zelkova wood for its columns and connecting beams. There is a wide amount of space between each column so that the garden can be fully viewed and the space uses many partitions to create soft Japanese-style light.
Miniature Rooms. The miniature rooms can be adjusted to a variety of sizes, from  4.5 to 10 tatami mats, according to the purpose of the event. Also, by placing a kitchen in the middle of the building, the distance between each room is designed to be as small as possible. We also have available tables with seating areas sunk below the floor. (These rooms are limited in number, so please inquire about them when visiting Takeshigero or making a reservation.
Gassho-zukuri“Thatched Roof Hall”
A Gasso-zukuri Hall Founded Upon Folk Art Tradition. The gassho-zukuri hall built at the back of our premises is connected by a hallway to the sukiya-zukuri main hall. In 1970, it was transferred from Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture and, although it had been renovated as a Japanese restaurant in a traditional folk style, it was disassembled once again and resurrected as a gassho-zukuri hall founded upon folk art tradition.The first floor is made up of a 24 tatami sitting room and a 15 tatami mat sunken sitting room, and the second floor shows the powerful dye woven from hemp rope and is used as a multipurpose hall furnished with chairs so that it can be used for meetings.