Architecture, Building and Structure Design Ryouriyado Yamazaki Japanese inn by Makoto Furihata This is the Onsen Ryokan street on the Echizen coast of Fukui Prefecture facing the sea in Japan. The specialty of this spa town in Hokuriku is the Echizen crab dish. They got consultation from a Japanese inn executive who provide the dish. It was a request to change the RC inn to wooden structure. There were two reasons. One was the RC construction buildings deteriorated by severe sea breeze had ended useful life within 40 years. Another was to build a wooden healing inn and to entertain customers for Echizen cuisine.