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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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.
|Age-mise (Age-shougi, Battan-shougi, Battari-shougi)
Bench provided in the front of the store.
While the apparatus being in use, the folded legs are in an upright position and the large wooden plate like a doorframe, attached to the outside of the house by hinges, is in a horizontal position. While it is not used, the retractable legs are designed to be accommodated in the back of bench.
It was originally the storefront, that is, it was the store shelves on which goods were displayed in the daytime and cleared at night. It worked as a bench, counter desk, and display stand as well.
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Not open to the public
Year built: 1753
At the intersection of Jyounomonsuji Street and (east) Hayashi-cho Street in Jinaimachi town.
Trade name: Momensho
According to the old town pictorial, the block of the town here seems to have been developed between 1753 - 1777.
Judging from the old exterior of the remaining main house, it is assumed to be built in the middle of 18th century. In the premise, there remain two storehouses built in the late Edo period, and a parlor and storehouse built in the Meiji period, which remind us of the prosperity in the past.
The trade name of the family called Momensho (Momenya) and the family was
said to run cotton wholesaler at the beginning, then the family changed
to run a china store for these four generations.
Features of the buildings
The premise occupies one-third of the block. In front, a show window with glass being embedded is set and the retractable store shelves called Age-mise is placed at the storefont.
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.
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 the large tourist bus for groups is requested to be
parked at the Tondabayashi City Hall No. 2 parking lot alongside the old
Route 170 (It must be booked in advance to City Hall). 20-minute walk to the Jinaimachi
Visitor Center and 10 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house,
an important national cultural property. Thank you in advance for your
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