Hiroshi Sakaguchi specializes in traditional garden structures for Japanese gardens, but he can design and build Japanese-style structures to be integrated into Western or mixed-style gardens. Traditional Japanese garden structures include teahouses (chashitsu), viewing pavilions (azumaya), sheltered benches (machiailiterally translated waiting building), entrance gates (mon), simpler midway gates (nakamon), and wooden bridges (hashi). For general information about design, Japanese carpentry technique and construction procedures, commissioning an interior, and pricing, go to Process and Pricing. For further information, Contact Ki Arts.
Our teahouse is one of the most extraordinary pieces of craftsmanship that we have ever seen. To have watched Mr. Sakaguchi build it piece by piece entirely by himself was a rare privilege.
Doug and Tomi Carlston, San Rafael, CA
Hiroshi Sakaguchi is that rare individual who combines an innate aesthetic sensibility with an extraordinarily talented professional skill as a Japanese master carpenter/architect/designer and the single-minded focus and devotion to ensure that his work is perfect in every respect. Watching him create the Kan Son Tei complex in the gardens at Les Quatre Vents was an extraordinary and totally satisfying and worthwhile experience, as well as a privilege. We can only sing his praises.
Anne and Frank Cabot, Cold Spring, NY