Also in Amami, TEKUTO’s CEO architect Yasuhiro Yamashita’s natal island, many houses built with traditional construction methods were seen abandoned here and there.
Yamashita asked himself, “Isn’t there a way to conserve traditional buildings unique to Amami, and let them be actually used by many people? Not mere preservation, but more useful and fruitful conservation and inheritance program for architecture is needed.”
Yamashita chose several traditional, legendary houses and launched a system to renovate and reincarnate them as lodging facilities. It was named “DenPaku;” den meaning traditional and legendary; paku meaning to stay, to lodge.
We aim to use the facilities not only for accommodation but also as community spaces and invigorate the local society.

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