Shoken-no-ma and Gunjō-no-ma (Reading room and Ultramarine Room and)
As contrasted with the formal rooms downstairs, the upstairs rooms are characterized by more colorful designs.
In the Ultramarine Room, vermillion walls extend from the ultramarine ceiling, creating a brilliantly colored room.
The ultramarine color was made using dark blue pigment called ultramarine blue.
Next to the Ultramarine Room is the “Shoken-no-ma” (Reading room), another colorful room, which has a pair of katōmado (lantern-shaped windows) designed for reading.
Here is the "Tokobashira" alcove post designed by meticulously carving a cedar log. On the upper floor a great emphisis is placed on the adoption and harmonization of colors, material and shapes.