Since the building was constructed for the purpose of welcoming state guests, Osaka Geihinkan is where you can feel the essence of Japanese architectural design. The style was inspired from "Nijo Castle Shiro-Shoin", the famous world heritage site in Kyoto, as a representation of Japanese architecture.
However, it is not simply an imitation, but a modern interpretation of how we conceive of our traditional culture.
The beauty of wooden archtecture.
Remarkable architecutural details can be seen in Osaka Geihinkan, which were realized by the traditional technique.
For example, "Oriage Go Tenjo", the special ceiling which can only be seen in old monuments of the highest class, shows the dignity of the architecture. Also, the exterior wooden wall is worked with Japanese lacquer to give the appearance that is aged for a long time, whitch comes from the philosophy of "Wabi Sabi" in Zen.