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


Built around the middle of the Meiji period (1868-1912), together with the Traditional House of Zaima Family, the Traditional House of Kawada Family is one of the representative buildings of the old town area. In the Meiji period it was operated as a pawn shop, and later in the Taisho (1912-1926) it became a furniture store. The furniture was manufactured in the hongura(本蔵, the largest earthen wall storehouse). The building is a two story wooden structure with a wide shop front  and three windows with small eaves on the south ookabe wall (大壁, wall bearing no exposed pillars). A central garden is surrounded by the traditional tatami room, the earthen store house, and the hanare (離れ, detached living space).

Currently a Japanese Confectionery Shop, “San-shou-dou Kashin-an” is using the building.

三松堂 菓心庵

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⑧旧河田家具店(三松堂 菓心庵)