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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|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.
The width of Mushiko-mado gets larger from left to right.
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.
It literally means a placed roof structure. For fire prevention, on top of the thick plastering material painted on the roof of the earthen-wall storehouse, gassho-kumi structure is placed, which is insulated from the small roof set of the understructure. Okiyane roof, or gassho-kumi structure is configured to be fixed on top of the Neko-ishi or cat stone, produced in plastering. The engineering technology is traditionally employed in the device that does not increase the temperature of the soil chamber of storehouse, by insulating effect through the space in between the ceiling and roof. It is also called Saya-kumi style structure.
Gassho-gumi style structure is characterized as the triangle frame of roof whose main structural beam that supports the roof, called principal rafter. Gassho means joining one's hands in prayer and the shape of the structure resembles that of joining one's hands in prayer.
storehouse（Oki-yane style roof）
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Not open to the public
the second half of 18th century
At the intersection of Jyounomonsuji Street and (east) Hayashi-cho Street in Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Bettsui-ya
The trade name of the family was referred to as Bettsui-ya and the family had engaged in the brewing industry.
Features of the buildings
The premise occupies the southern half of the block. The main house is Irimoya style structure, which characterizes the old merchants’ residences in Jinaimachi town, Todabayashi.
The Ara-goushi, a latticed window set in the exterior of Shimomise, or storefront, was designed to serve Musou-mado. The grid space of lattice can be opend and closed. It is also called Bekako-mado in the town. Koma-tsunagi stone has been left.
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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