The Tsuginoma, also known as the Anteroom, is a one-mat area covered with flooring planks. Although guests never see the area, it is still designed with the same innovations of the other rooms. The west wall has no dividing lines. The only aspects which cover the wall, are the window and the paper covering the bottom third of the wall. Although the original had another window and a middle post, they no longer exist. The Tsuginoma has one of the two shelves in Taian. In the corner of the room, there is a plank of Paulownia wood held by one thin extending bamboo pole. The interesting innovations in the Tsuginoma prove that Rikyu extended his wabicha design to areas other than the tearoom.

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