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Itoh Chube'e Memorial House (Itoh Chube'e Ki'nenkan). Itoh Chube'e (1842-1903) was the founder of Itochu Corporation and Marubeni, two of Japan's largest trading companies, in 1858. MAPThis house displays his former residence and some of his possessions. A short walk from Toyosato Station, the house is open to the public on Tue., Thu., and Sat. Free admission.
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Entrance to Itoh Chube'e Memorial House
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Entrance to Itoh Chube'e Memorial House
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Front garden
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Front garden
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Maid's room
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Inside entrance. The house was occupied by Itochu company founder Itoh Chube'e and his son, Chube'e II.
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Shopkeeper's desk
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Shopkeeper's desk
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Shopkeeper's desk
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Butsudan Buddhist altar in a butsuma (Buddhist altar room).
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Tokonoma alcove and scroll. 奥の間
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In 1998, the house was donated to a local foundation. In 2002, the house was opened to the public.
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Exhibits of Itoh Chube'e II, the son of the founder Chube'e (1842-1903).
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Bust of Itoh Chube'e II (1886-1973), his walking sticks, bag, and shoes.
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Kitchen
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Kitchen
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Stove 炊事場
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Western-style bath from the early 20th century. Very unusual at the time. 西洋風バスルーム
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Bathroom sink
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Built in 1935, a memorial for Itoh Chube'e in Kurenai Park. くれない園
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Memorial marking Itoh Chobe'e's house, right near Itoh Chube'e's house. Chobe'e was Chube'e's older brother and co-founder of Marubeni Corporation.
 
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