NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

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2008/1/8


旧登米高等尋常小学校校舎 Kyuu-toyoma-koutou-jinjou-shougakkou-kousha The School Building of Old Toyoma Higher Elementary School

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Old Toyoma Higher Elementary School located in Toyoma Town, Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture, was built in 1888. It is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property. The Japanese architectural style is attractively combined with the Western-styled design.

It is a U-shaped cloistered building surrounding a courtyard, which is a characteristic of the Meiji-period architecture. Over the entrance door is an impressive white balcony, from which the whole building can be viewed. Decorations are given to the uppermost part of the pillars supporting the balcony, making it look like a Greek temple.

The school building was designed by Kisaburo Yamazoe, who had studied architecture for 3 years in Europe. No deformation has occurred even after 100 years since it construction.
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2007/7/10


華月館 Kagetsu-kan Kagetsukan Guesthouse

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Kagetsukan Guesthouse is a designated cultural property of Takikawa City in Hokkaido. It was originally constructed in 1897 as an office building of the Hokkaido branch office of Imperial Household Agency. Then in the early Taisho period (1912-1926), a Japanese inn Miuraya bought it from the government and built an annex building in the Japanese style, which resulted in this unique half-Western and half-Japanese style building. It was used as VIP rooms, where a lot of eminent people from various fields stayed.

When Miuraya planned to make further addition and betterment in the 90th anniversary year in 1980, the building was donated to the city. The city government designated it as a cultural property and named it Kagetsukan.

You will be impressed by the stateliness and magnificence of the high-class residence in the periods from Meiji to Taisho. The things pertaining to the eminent guests who stayed here are displayed inside the building. You can enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere of the Taisho Roman world.
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