Traditional thatched-roof teahouse from historic ryokan


House & Land |  House: 157.24 sqm (1,692 sq.ft)
Fujisawa, Kanagawa

The ryokan before the 1923 earthquake

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Tsukiji machiya demolished

The traditional machiya-style townhouse in Tsukiji we featured back in February 2019 when it was listed for sale, has, sadly, been demolished. It will be replaced with a 5-story hotel covering the adjoining vacant lots. Completion is scheduled for February 2021.

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Jiro Osaragi’s former residence in Kamakura on the market

On October 9, the Kanagawa Shimbun newspaper reported that the former residence of author Jiro Osaragi (1897-1973) in Kamakura is for sale. The 100-year old traditional thatched roof house is designated by the city as an important scenic structure. The owners are hoping to find a buyer that will continue to preserve the culturally significant and historic home. 

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Kyoto is losing its modern architecture

Recent demolitions. [LEFT] Doshisha Friendly Peace House; [CENTER] Wakabayashi Store; [RIGHT] Heirakuji Bookstore.

Kyoto’s modern architecture (buildings built from the Meiji period through to pre-war) is starting to disappear as developers grow increasingly keen on grabbing new sites for development. 

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