Hosensai "Room of the Discarded Weir"|
The Hosensai is a twelve-tatami room built by Gengensai. The name of the room comes from one of the names
used by Rikyu. The room has a toko alcove wider than the length of a standard tatami. There is an auxiliary
alcove having a built-in floor-level cabinet with sliding doors and a suspended shelf.
In front of the toko alcove are two tatami with patterned edging which demarcate a special
seating area reserved for members of the nobility.
The room is bordered on two sides by a veranda which opens onto the inner
garden. The focus of the garden, which was laid out by Gengensai and renovated by Tantansai, is an aged red
pine called the "Reclining Dragon."