Omotesenke Fushin'an stands facing Ogawa-dori with its beautiful stone pavement. The name of the tea house was inherited by Sen no Rikyu and has been preserved by successive generations of Iemoto. The word "fushin" means "suspicious," and the name was derived from a Zen word expressing reverence for nature beyond human understanding. The area around Fushin'an is home to many tea ceremony houses and related facilities, and the elegant streets are perfect for a stroll.
The area stretching from Kamigyo-ku to Kita-ku in Kyoto City is known as Nishijin, named after the Western army led by Yamana Sozen who set up camp there during the Onin War in 1467. (Nishi means "West" and Jin means "Camp") This is a town of craftsmen, where the production of Nishijin textiles, one of Kyoto's leading traditional industries, is still active. As you walk through the charming streets lined with old-fashioned machiya houses, you will be able to enjoy the soothing scenery typical of Kyoto.