Diving Deeper

Tsuwano’s Tangible Cultural Property: Traditional House of Fujii Family


The Fujii family was managing the Nichihara copper mine, which was a tenryou (天領, under direct shogunate control) from the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868). During the construction of the road, the grounds  of the Fujii mansion was reduced, but the main building is from the Edo period. An entrance (with a stepping stone) worthy of the position still remains, and from the beaten dirt floor area through the toori-niwa (corridor garden) one reaches the kitchen. 

The traditional tatami room is from the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912), and has a small front garden attached to it. The Fujii family has been involved in wax manufacturing since the Edo period until recently, and the manufacturing and warehouse are still there. With remains of a small wharf of the Takatsu river, this estate tells and important story of the Nichihara area.

Please bear in mind that these properties are mostly private homes.

We ask you not to enter the garden or the house without prior permission from the owner.

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