It takes 30 minutes from Osaka city to Tondabayashi station by Kintetsu railways. A 10-minutes walk will take you to the historic town.
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|Kirizuma style roof
a roof shaped like a half-opened book, called a gable roof or ridge roof
Irimoya style roof
Japanese style exterior, combining hipped roof, gable and ridge.
Overtopped roof to cover smoke vent
In order that smoke of cooking stove placed on the earthen floor may be evacuated outdoors, a vent on the ridge of the roof is set up and covered by a small roof (a overtopped roof)
|Zushi-Nikai or Tsushi-Nikai
The second floor with a low ceiling, which is seen on plastered wall of farmhouses found in Kansai region.
The second floor windows with a plastered grid on the plasterer wall of buildings.
It is believed to have developedthrough the vent holes of the second floor with low ceiling. There are also often used in townhouses, and some are in shape of patterns and trademarks.
Zushi-Nikai or Tsushi-Nikai
In order to support the part that protrudes, such as bay windows and eaves (sunshade), the diagonal wooden member or wooden plate to be attached to the wall or a pillar.
Musou-mado, Ara-goushi, Bekako-mado
Old exterior window structure that combines vertical or horizontal wooden laths or bamboo being embeded on the outer frame of lintel (one with grooves for sliding doors), and sliding door made of wooden laths inside. The windows can be opened and closed by the movement of the door. It is also referred to as either Musou ,or Musou-renji-mado, or Musou-do. It is also called Bekako-mado in Jinaimachi town in Tondabayashi.
electricity meter is fully covered by wooden box
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Not open to the public
Trade name: Iwase-ya
This family is a branch family of the Okutani head family to the west of the (east) Okutani family. They ran a rapeseed oil wholesaler as the first generation was named Iroku Iwanaga, the son of I-emon of the second generation of the Okutani head family, Iwase-ya.
Features of the buildings
The premises are the western half of the block. A main building, a shed, a storehouse surround the premises. The present building was built when a branch family was established and the year built is said to be in 1826. The main building (Irimoya style architecture) is built at the southwest corner of the site and a storehouse and a shed are located around a site and they still exist. In addition, the tall and stout storehouse in the north side becomes the tenement house for rent now as the interior was retrofitted.
Town Community Center)
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
The site-seeing map
available in English. Please stop by to the Tourist Information Cetnter or Jinaimachi Visitor Center. You can get the visitor map.
Available at Jinaimachi Visitor Center (Jinaimachi Kouryuukan), Jinaimachi Center and Jinaimachi Tenbou Hiroba (Viewing Terrace)
Road width is very narrow in Jinaimachi town. If traveling by car, please use Tondabayashi Municipal east parking newly opened in February 2014 (Toll parking).
You can park the minibus for groups and passenger cars for general use. Only one parking lot available for minibus, you must book it in advance with Tondabayashi City Hall. A 15-minute walk to the Jinaimachi Visitor Center and 5 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house, an important national cultural property.
You will note that you will contact Tondabayashi Municipality Office for a parking lot of large tourist bus for groups. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
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