The “Inuden” (Dog Den) is a $150,000 architectural wonder built by hand by a Japanese palace carpenter.
Cultural Property Structural Plan Co., Ltd. is an Osaka-based company that specializes in the preservation and repair of cultural property buildings and seismic reinforcement design. It employs experts in traditional architecture who use centuries-old shrine and temple-building techniques.
The Inuden Project’s goal is to create and sell the ultimate dog house using the beauty and technology of Japanese shrines and temples by experts in traditional architecture,” the company writes in a press release. “The Inuden is made using genuine techniques by carpenters and sheet metal craftsmen involved in the construction of shrines and temples.”
The structure of the doghouse is based on the Zenshu-sama style, one of the many styles used in Japanese shrine and temple architecture. The Inuden is made of hand-carved Japanese cypress, has a beautiful, curved roof covered with stretched copper plates, and has a granite base.
Cultural Property Structural Plan Co., Ltd. will start taking orders for the Inuden doghouse on September 1st. If they receive more than one confirmed order, a lottery will be held to determine who gets the only house being built this year.