I went to see a fairy tale building called “Rokkaen” in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture.
“Rokkaen” in Kuwana City
From Osaka, take the Hanshin Expressway to Matsubara, cross Nishi-Meihan, cross to Higashi-Meihan, cross Yokkaichi, and there is a place called “Kuwana City”. A building called “en” is built. This is also along the river… Go to the nearby parking lot and go to the front of this mansion. Of course, it’s a tourist spot, so you pay an admission fee to enter, but this is amazing.
Japanese-Western style house
Is the inside of the building a “mixture of Japanese and Western styles”? There is a Japanese house next to this Western-style building, or rather, it is connected inside. This Japanese house is very big. There are so many Japanese-style rooms. Of course, it is worth seeing. I’m doing it. The feeling of crossing the corridor and going inside all the way. First, he enjoyed this fairy-tale blue mansion, and then he saw a Japanese house. It’s used in the important points of the building inside, or it’s finely crafted. There are many rare things. The good thing about old Japanese houses is here. It’s a treasure trove of things that you don’t see much these days.
What is “Rokkaen”?
This “Rokukaen” is a general term for the former Seiroku Moroto residence (Higashi Moroto residence). It is a national important cultural property. Construction began in 1909 as the new residence of Seiroku Moroto, the second generation of a businessman, and was completed in 1913. The Moroto family moved their base of life to Kuwana as a villa, and it is said that it was also used as a company office. there is Housewives gathered on the day of the event to prepare for some kind of kimono-related event, so it seems that he is also used for such things. It has also been used as a location for other movies. Also, the amazing thing about this building is that it is a wooden house designed by British architect Josiah Conder, who is known for designing Rokumeikan. I heard that there is something similar to Rokumeikan in such a rural area, and the first generation of the Moroto family had a friendship with Mitsubishi’s Yataro Iwasaki in relation to national projects, etc., and he introduced me to it. but he’s amazing.
Kuwana is a nice place.
On that day, it was sunny and this building shines in the clear sky. You can take beautiful pictures. Also, it’s a relatively rural riverside, so this river is also big. I feel like I can enter the parking lot from the riverside. It was like that. But Kuwana city is a nice place.