Image search results - "house"
003-IMG_9464.jpg
Looks like Suganuma, another village in Gokayama area.
005-IMG_4876.jpg
Entrance to Urakuen GardenThis garden has a few tea houses including one called Jo-an, a National Treasure. THe garden is close to Inuyama Castle and worth a visit. Admission 1,000 yen.

有楽苑
営業時間 9:00〜17:00(3/1〜7/14 ・ 9/1〜11/30)
9:00〜18:00(7/15〜8/31)
9:00〜16:00(12/1〜2/末日)
休日 無休   入場料 大人1,000円(呈茶別500円)
〒484−0081
愛知県犬山市御門先1
TEL 0568(61)4608
交通 名鉄犬山線犬山遊園下車徒歩7分
005-IMG_9299.jpg
Shirakawa-go 白川郷
005-IMG_9366.jpg
Wada House, Shirakawa-go
005-IMG_9495.jpg
Entry road to Ainokura village. Bus stop shelter on right.
006-IMG_4886.jpg
Urakuen Garden水琴窟
006-IMG_9496.jpg
Way to Ainokura.
007-IMG_4890.jpg
Urakuen Garden tea ceremony house
007-IMG_9366.jpg
Mansion of Mitsui Hachiroemon, one of the museum's must-see buildingsFounder of the Mitsui zaibatsu.
007-IMG_9731.jpg
What you see first is a big parking lot for tour buses. Then you see the hordes of tourists.
008-IMG_4891.jpg
Inside Jo-an tea ceremony house, a National Treasure
008-IMG_9369.jpg
Inside Mitsui Hachiroemon mansion
008-IMG_9502.jpg
Ainokura monument
009-IMG_4893.jpg
Jo-an tea ceremony house, a National Treasure. Built in 1618 by Oda Uraku, one of the greatest tea ceremony masters and younger brother of warlord Oda Nobunaga.Jo-an is one of Japan's three most famous tea ceremony houses. 如庵
009-IMG_9510.jpg
View of Ainokura
010-IMG_2939.jpg
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.
010-IMG_3191.jpg
Gokasho is famous for the grand, old homes of wealthy Omi merchants. Three of them are clustered together for us to visit inside. They are the former residences of Tonomura Uhee (外村 宇兵衛), Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁), and Nakae Jungoro (中江
010-IMG_3301.jpg
Sugawara house from Tsuruoka city, Yamagata Prefecture. In heavy snow, the front window was used as the door.
010-IMG_4908.jpg
010-IMG_9183.jpg
The bottom ends of these beams are pegged into a point (komajiri) resting on another cross beam. Wada House, Shirakawa-go
010-IMG_9207.jpg
Gate to Takayama Jinya
010-IMG_9236.jpg
Front of Yoshida Chiaki's home in Niigata (formerly Niitsu) which I visited in Nov. 2007. Yoshida Chiaki composed a song called "Hitsuji-gusa" (Water Lilies) whose melody was used for the song "Biwako Shuko no Uta" (Lake Biwa Rowi
010-IMG_9386.jpg
Farmer's house
010-IMG_9514.jpg
View of Ainokura from a hill
011-IMG_2949.jpg
Entrance to Itoh Chube'e Memorial House
011-IMG_3193.jpg
Wall of former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (1902-1961) (外村 繁邸).
011-IMG_3303.jpg
Ceiling
011-IMG_4913.jpg
Tea ceremony house
011-IMG_9209.jpg
Entrance to Takayama Jinya. A Jinya was a regional government office during the Edo Period. The Tokugawa government dispatched magistrates to administer the region. About 60 jinya existed and only this one survives.
011-IMG_9239.jpg
Front of Yoshida Chiaki's home. Chiaki's room was on the left end of the 2nd floor as seen here. More about Yoshida Chiaki here.
011-IMG_9521.jpg
012-0027-29.jpg
Okinawan house, Taketomi
012-IMG_2953.jpg
Entrance to Itoh Chube'e Memorial House
012-IMG_3195.jpg
Former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁邸). MapTonomura Shigeru (外村 繁), Tonomura Uhee (外村 宇兵衛), and Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎)
012-IMG_3305.jpg
Kitamura house brought from Hadano, Kanagawa
012-IMG_4917.jpg
Inside tea ceremony house
012-IMG_9217.jpg
For 176 years or 25 generations, the building housed government administrators, accountants (rice tax collectors), and the police.
012-IMG_9240.jpg
Front gate of Yoshida Chiaki's home
012-IMG_9525.jpg
Bird's eye view of Ainokura 相倉展望台
013-0027-30.jpg
Okinawan house and rock wall, Taketomi
013-IMG_2954.jpg
Front garden
013-IMG_3196.jpg
Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁邸).
013-IMG_3306.jpg
Kitamura house
013-IMG_9218.jpg
013-IMG_9287.jpg
Inner garden. I met Yoshida Yuki (吉田ゆき), the niece of Yoshida Chiaki who showed me the house and a few materials. Flowers planted by Chiaki still grow in the garden.
013-IMG_9377.jpg
Inside farmer's house
013-IMG_9519.jpg
014-0322-4.jpg
Shirakawa-go 白川郷
014-IMG_2960.jpg
Front garden
014-IMG_3200.jpg
Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru.
014-IMG_3308.jpg
Nihon Minkaen is an outdoor museum of traditional farm and merchant houses with thatched roofs. They have 25 homes from around Japan many were donated to the museum for preservation.
014-IMG_9220.jpg
Magistrate's (governor) office 御役所
014-IMG_9284.jpg
Yoshida Chiaki's room on the 2nd floor.
014-IMG_9392.jpg
Another farmer's house
014-IMG_9735.jpg
Ainokura
015-AIMG_9143_1.jpg
View of Administrator's office from the veranda
015-IMG_2995.jpg
Maid's room
015-IMG_3203.jpg
Living room of former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru.
015-IMG_3311.jpg
015-IMG_9280.jpg
Yoshida Chiaki's room on the 2nd floor. This is where he spent his final days while stricken with tuberculosis.
015-IMG_9737.jpg
016-AIMG_9142_1.jpg
016-IMG_2996.jpg
Inside entrance. The house was occupied by Itochu company founder Itoh Chube'e and his son, Chube'e II.
016-IMG_3211.jpg
016-IMG_3313.jpg
016-IMG_9281.jpg
View from Yoshida Chiaki's room on the 2nd floor. Sometimes they receive local school children for tours of the house.
016-IMG_9733.jpg
017-IMG_2963.jpg
Shopkeeper's desk
017-IMG_3209.jpg
017-IMG_3309.jpg
Thatched roof
017-IMG_9223.jpg
The main building was built in 1816.
017-IMG_9283.jpg
Stairs from Yoshida Chiaki's room on the 2nd floor.
017-IMG_9728.jpg
Ainokura
018-IMG_2988.jpg
Shopkeeper's desk
018-IMG_3212.jpg
018-IMG_3314.jpg
Water nozzles aimed at the house. No smoking.
018-IMG_9225.jpg
018-IMG_9255.jpg
Original copy of the magazine "Ongaku-kai" (The Musical Japan) where Yoshida Chiaki's song "Hitsuji-gusa" was first published and made popular. Issued in Aug. 1915. 音楽界
018-IMG_9528.jpg
Ainokura is smaller than Shirakawa-go, but still tourist-driven.
019-IMG_2990.jpg
Shopkeeper's desk
019-IMG_3214.jpg
Woman's hairdressing room.
019-IMG_3315.jpg
019-IMG_9228.jpg
019-IMG_9245.jpg
Table of Contents of magazine "Ongaku-kai" (The Musical Japan) 音楽界. Many music-related articles.
019-IMG_9529.jpg
020-IMG_2981.jpg
Butsudan Buddhist altar in a butsuma (Buddhist altar room).
020-IMG_3215.jpg
Room with Hina festival dolls and entrance to the Tonomura Shigeru Literature Museum. 雛祭りの雛人形
020-IMG_3316.jpg
020-IMG_9229.jpg
020-IMG_9247.jpg
On the first page is Yoshida Chiaki's song "Hitsuji-gusa" (Water Lilies) which was acclaimed enough to be published here.
020-IMG_9721.jpg
021-AIMG_9145_1.jpg
021-IMG_2973.jpg
Tokonoma alcove and scroll. 奥の間
021-IMG_3216.jpg
Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
021-IMG_3317.jpg
021-IMG_9248.jpg
On the first page is Yoshida Chiaki's song "Hitsuji-gusa" (Water Lilies). Although the melody is different, the lyrics are a direct translation of a childen's song called Water Lilies written by E.R.B. in the UK.
021-IMG_9717.jpg
022-AIMG_9144_1.jpg
022-IMG_2978.jpg
In 1998, the house was donated to a local foundation. In 2002, the house was opened to the public.
022-IMG_3218.jpg
Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
022-IMG_3318.jpg
Yamada house
022-IMG_9256.jpg
Small book titled "A Garland of Flower-Poems" published in Japan. This was owned by Yoshida Chiaki and it includes the UK song "Water Lilies."
022-IMG_9530.jpg
023-AIMG_9146_1.jpg
023-IMG_2979.jpg
Exhibits of Itoh Chube'e II, the son of the founder Chube'e (1842-1903).
023-IMG_3061.jpg
Entrance to the former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸)
023-IMG_3219.jpg
Tonomura Shigeru Literature Museum (Bungakukan). Shigeru had a passion for writing, so he entrusted the family business to his younger brother. 外村 繁文学館
023-IMG_3324.jpg
023-IMG_9258.jpg
Page where "Water Lilies" is printed in the book. It is very likely that Chiaki found the song in this book, and decided to make his Japanese version. His signature is on the back of the book.
023-IMG_9545.jpg
Center of Ainokura and souvenir shop.
024-IMG_2980.jpg
Bust of Itoh Chube'e II (1886-1973), his walking sticks, bag, and shoes.
024-IMG_3065.jpg
Former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸). Now a history museum.
024-IMG_3221.jpg
Picture of Tonomura Shigeru in the Literature Museum (Bungakukan). 外村 繁文学館
024-IMG_3319.jpg
024-IMG_9231.jpg
024-IMG_9542.jpg
Thatched roofs
025-0028-19.jpg
025-IMG_2968.jpg
Kitchen
025-IMG_3067.jpg
Omi merchant statue.
025-IMG_3222.jpg
Attic
025-IMG_3321.jpg
Emukai house brought from Nanto, Toyama. In the gasshi-zukuri style with steep roof. Kawasaki Nihon Minkaen
025-IMG_9248.jpg
025-IMG_9548.jpg
Ainenji temple 相念寺
026-IMG_2836.jpg
Rice storehouse
026-IMG_2966.jpg
026-IMG_3068.jpg
Omi merchant statue.
026-IMG_3224.jpg
Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
026-IMG_3326.jpg
Nihon Minkaen, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
026-IMG_9235.jpg
026-IMG_9582.jpg
These pictures were taken in the fall.
027-IMG_0523.jpg
Yugao-tei Tea house 夕顔亭
027-IMG_2969.jpg
Kitchen
027-IMG_3158.jpg
Bust of Fujii Hikoshiro
027-IMG_3229.jpg
Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
027-IMG_3329.jpg
Inside Emukai house
027-IMG_9242.jpg
027-IMG_9552.jpg
028-9320-12.jpg
Azalea bushes and Ryotei teahouse
028-IMG_2970.jpg
Stove 炊事場
028-IMG_3070.jpg
Foyer of house 玄関
028-IMG_3231.jpg
Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
028-IMG_3333.jpg
028-IMG_9249.jpg
028-IMG_9558.jpg
Spare thatch, Ainokura
029-9320-10.jpg
029-IMG_2974.jpg
Western-style bath from the early 20th century. Very unusual at the time. 西洋風バスルーム
029-IMG_3072.jpg
Entrance room
029-IMG_3233.jpg
2nd floor balcony (Watch your head).
029-IMG_3338.jpg
029-IMG_9247.jpg
029-IMG_9661.jpg
Center of Ainokura
030-9320-17.jpg
Pine branches and azaleas
030-hitsujigusa.youtube
YouTube video of the song Hitsuji-gusa (Water Lilies) by a choir called Koai Gassho no Kai (小合合唱の会) performing at a memorial gathering on the anniversary of Chiaki’s death in Feb. 2013 at Chiaki’s birth home.Video uploaded by Ichii Yasuzo in Niigata.
030-IMG_2975.jpg
Bathroom sink
030-IMG_3073.jpg
Omi merchant display
030-IMG_3236.jpg
2nd floor balcony
030-IMG_3336.jpg
030-IMG_9251.jpg
Magistrate's living quarters 居宅(嵐山の間)
030-IMG_9668.jpg
031-9320-20.jpg
Red and white azaleas
031-IMG_2931.jpg
Built in 1935, a memorial for Itoh Chube'e in Kurenai Park. くれない園
031-IMG_3077.jpg
Corridor to rooms and garden.
031-IMG_3232.jpg
View from 2nd floor balcony
031-IMG_3339.jpg
031-IMG_9252.jpg
031-IMG_9681.jpg
032-IMG_2691.jpg
Ryotei teahouse 涼亭
032-IMG_2936.jpg
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.
032-IMG_3237.jpg
2nd floor with more Hina dolls.
032-IMG_3340.jpg
032-IMG_9254.jpg
032-IMG_9689.jpg
Monument in the center of Ainokura.
033-IMG_3079.jpg
Another guest meeting room 客間
033-IMG_3248.jpg
2nd floor room with Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
033-IMG_3341.jpg
Nihon Minkaen, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
033-IMG_9257.jpg
033-IMG_9672.jpg
034-IMG_3082.jpg
Main guest room 主客間
034-IMG_3249.jpg
2nd floor room looking toward the balcony.
034-IMG_3344.jpg
Toilet
034-IMG_9255.jpg
034-IMG_9695.jpg
Gassho Storehouse 合掌小屋造り
035-IMG_3084.jpg
Main guest room
035-IMG_3240.jpg
Hina festival dolls in alcove.
035-IMG_3345.jpg
The museum park has 25 homes from around Japan many were donated to the museum for preservation. Near Mukogaoka-yuen Station on the Odakyu Line. Closed Mon. Admission 500 yen.
035-IMG_9258.jpg
035-IMG_9702.jpg
036-AIMG_9148_1.jpg
036-IMG_3113.jpg
Main guest room
036-IMG_3241.jpg
Hina festival dolls
036-IMG_3346.jpg
Water mill
036-IMG_9607.jpg
Restrooms
037-AIMG_9149_1.jpg
Bath area
037-IMG_3088.jpg
Exterior view
037-IMG_3242.jpg
2nd floor with Hina festival dolls
037-IMG_3349.jpg
Inside water mill
037-IMG_9328.jpg
Looks traditional on the outside, but modern on the inside.
038-AIMG_9150_1.jpg
Toilet
038-IMG_3092.jpg
Exterior view
038-IMG_3244.jpg
Hinamatsuri dolls
038-IMG_3350.jpg
Hydrangea
038-IMG_9613.jpg
Thatched roof and persimmon tree
039-0322-33.jpg
039-AIMG_9156_1.jpg
Kitchen
039-IMG_3093.jpg
Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house
039-IMG_3228.jpg
039-IMG_9628.jpg
040-AIMG_9154_1.jpg
040-IMG_0012.jpg
Former Ban family Omi merchant home which also served as a girls school and public library until 1997. Omi-Hachiman, Shiga. 旧伴家住宅Opened to the public in 2004 as a museum. 伴庄右衛門は江戸時代初期から活躍した八幡商人の一人で、屋号を扇屋といい、主に畳表・蚊帳を商い豪商となった。
040-IMG_3096.jpg
Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house (in background)
040-IMG_3205.jpg
Kitchen area with dirt floor.
040-IMG_9677.jpg
041-IMG_3100.jpg
Pine tree in garden
041-IMG_3208.jpg
Kitchen area
041-IMG_9260.jpg
Large Hall (Dai-hiroma)
041-IMG_9537.jpg
Fire hydrant
042-IMG_3107.jpg
Spacious garden and Fujii Hikoshiro house
042-IMG_3206.jpg
Furo bath wirth wooden barrel (heated by firewood)
042-IMG_9263.jpg
Large Hall (Dai-hiroma) where ceremonies and meetings were held. It could also be partitioned into three rooms. Total area is 48 tatami mats. 大広間
042-IMG_9561.jpg
Ainokura Folk Museum No. 1 南砺市相倉民俗館1号館Exhibits related to life in Ainokura and the gassho-zukuri houses.

Ainokura Folk Museum 南砺市相倉民俗館
043-AIMG_9159_1.jpg
Tokonoma alcove
043-IMG_3110.jpg
043-IMG_3207.jpg
Changing room next to bath.
043-IMG_9562.jpg
Ainokura Folk Museum No. 1
044-AIMG_9157_1.jpg
044-IMG_3117.jpg
Western-style room
044-IMG_3250.jpg
Path to next Omi merchant home.
044-IMG_9565.jpg
1 comments
045-AIMG_9161_1.jpg
045-IMG_3120.jpg
Statue of Fujii Hikoshiro
045-IMG_3251.jpg
Turn left there.
045-IMG_9255.jpg
Inside Ainokura Folk Museum No. 1
046-AIMG_9162_1.jpg
Palanquin
046-IMG_0094.jpg
Former Nishikawa Residence (Kyu-Nishikawa-ke Jutaku), large Omi merchant home designated as an Imnportant Cultural Property. Omi-Hachiman, Shiga. 旧西川家住宅 国重要文化財
046-IMG_3122.jpg
Old photos of Omi merchants
046-IMG_3257.jpg
046-IMG_9273.jpg
Inside Ainokura Folk Museum No. 1
047-AIMG_9164_1.jpg
Bamboo screen
047-IMG_3123.jpg
Old photos of Omi merchants carrying their trademark "tenbin" pole.
047-IMG_3255.jpg
Former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee (1777-1820) (外村 宇兵衛邸).
047-IMG_9288.jpg
Inside Ainokura Folk Museum No. 1
048-AIMG_9163_1.jpg
Bamboo screen
048-IMG_3126.jpg
Western-style room
048-IMG_3260.jpg
Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee.
048-IMG_9294.jpg
Roof peg
049-IMG_0097.jpg
Inside Nishikawa residence. Omi-Hachiman, Shiga. 国重要文化財畳表や蚊帳を扱っていた江戸時代の豪商・西川利右衛門の旧宅
049-IMG_3127.jpg
Record books
049-IMG_3285.jpg
Inside former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee. 玄関
049-IMG_5358.jpg
Old minka house on Mt. Mitake, Tokyo
049-IMG_9266.jpg
Torture room 吟味所・御白洲
049-IMG_9280.jpg
Gassho hari
049-IMG_9473.jpg
Nishikawa Villa
1240 files on 5 page(s) 1