Diving Deeper

Tsuwano’s Tangible Cultural Property: Takatsuya Ito Hakusekido


Built around the end of the 19th century the building with its large white wall is a representative of the Tsuwano old town.  The pharmacy it self started 1798, and was continued by generation after generation. 

A family medicine called “Ittougan” which is famous for having a relaxing effect on the digestive system. This medicine was favoured by one of the famous people of Tsuwano, Ogai MORI. Mori was a doctor who learned also Germany, and later became Surgeon General of the Army (lieutenant general), the highest post within the Japanese Army Medical Corps.


The current owner is the 9th generation Riheie ITOU.  Also the writer Sakio ITOU  was born here.

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