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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|Kabuto-zukuri style structure
Building style that the gable part of the pyramid roof being cut off vertically , and aperture is set up on the small roof and the second floor in order to engage sericulture. It is often seen in southern part of Yamanashi Prefecture. It is also referred to as a "helmet roof" by its appearance.
Kabuto style structure
Kabuto style structure
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)
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.
stone water pool for fire-fighting
The device on top of the fence and gates, preventing the intrusion of thief by arranging a pointed rod bar made of such as wooden stick, iron and bamboo.
It is thought that the fence established in the front of a house in the town, was formerly supposed to be tied with oxen and horses carrying articles, but becomes intended to prevent that a person enters the under the eaves today.
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Not open to the public
The early 19th century (around 1818-1829)
Trade name: Iwase-ya
The family did business as Iwase-ya generation after generation. The founder moved from Kawachinagano, Osaka Pref. to Tondabayashi Jinaimachi in about 1772. They run a lumber dealer, and the name of I-emon the 3rd appears in the village record book of 1843 and he was considered to act as a member of officials in the village. In addition, the portrait of the couple for the third generation of the family is left, which is very valuable.
Features of the buildings
The land premise occupies the eastern half of the block. The main building is located at the south-east corner, from east to west, of the site. The storehouses, a shed and new reception room were arranged in the premises. The buildings keep a grand posture at the end of the early modern times.
The eaves (sunshade) of the gable of the main building does not turn around and look like being cut off. This shape of architecture, looking like a kabuto, or the old style of helmet, is named as kabuto structure. The opening such as the trapezoid is designed, and a window is arranged there. It is often seen in a house of the East Japan in order to make the ventilation better through the window in doing sericulture in the second floor.
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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