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old Kaneko family residence

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1-chōme-3-30 Ōmachi, Akita, 010-0921, Japan

The building is a merchant house that strongly retains the architectural style of a townhouse from the late Edo period. The storeroom inside the house built at the end of the Edo period, the rainwater jar placed on the roof in case of fire, and more are worth seeing.

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Mondays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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たま“tamatyan”ちゃん 3 weeks ago

The Kaneko family opened a pawnshop and used clothing store in the late Edo period, and a wholesaler of kimono and heavy goods (cotton and linen fabrics) in the early Meiji period. Business was conducted in this building until 1981. The owner donated it to Akita City in 1996, and in 1997 it was designated as a tangible cultural property of Akita City as a traditional building from the late Edo period. The building consists of one main house and one storehouse. The interior of the storehouse can be used for exhibitions and concerts, while the Japanese-style room, which was added in 1909, can be used for hobby classes and small gatherings. If you wish to use it, please contact the Akita Folk Performing Arts Museum.

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田口敦 3 weeks ago

Visited on 2024.2.25. You can enter by paying the admission fee (100 yen) at the reception desk of the Akita Folk Performing Arts Museum (Neburi Nagashikan). You can tour the traditional building of the former Kaneko family residence, which has been a wholesaler since the Edo period.

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Jin MISHUKU a month ago

Visiting the former Kaneko family residence in Akita City is a valuable opportunity to get a glimpse of traditional Japanese housing and the way of life there. If you visit in January, the bitter cold of winter will make you realize what kind of environment people lived in in the past. Old houses differed from modern buildings in that they had many restrictions in terms of insulation and heating, and you can imagine that life was especially harsh during the winter. The former Kaneko family residence is known for its historical value and architectural beauty. In particular, the fact that the inside of the warehouse is kept clean is impressive for visitors. Storehouses are an important part of how houses in the past stored goods and lived their lives, and inside you can get a glimpse of the wisdom and techniques of life in the past. And visiting a historic home like this offers more than just looking at ancient architecture. It is a valuable opportunity to think about past lifestyles, culture, and the daily lives of people of that era. Especially when visiting in the cold winter, you can get a more realistic feel of the living environment of the past, which was different from modern life, and it will be an opportunity to deepen your understanding of history. The former Kaneko Residence in Akita City is a recommended spot for all visitors as a place to learn about the traditional Japanese way of life and experience the beauty of historic architecture. This house and its storehouse are assets that should be carefully preserved and passed down as part of Japan's rich cultural heritage.

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takashi aota 8 months ago

I visited on a Sunday in early July. The entrance is on the left as you enter the Neburi Nagashikan next door, so at first I didn't know what to expect and ended up going up to the third floor. Opening time is 9:30. It's an old house, so there are lights inside, but it's dark throughout. You can see how they are made in an old shop. I hope you preserve it carefully.

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Ohayō Phil a year ago

Pretty interesting place—¥260 for 3 locations (foll arts center+old kaneko house+red brick museum) Very generous of them to not overcharge.