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Handa-City Former Oguri Family Residence

  • Former Oguri Family Residence
  • Former Oguri Family Residence
  • Former Oguri Family Residence

A mansion left by one of Handa’s leading wealthy merchants, said to have been built in the early Meiji Era

Presumed to have been built in the early Meiji Era, this store and mansion belonged to the Oguri family, one of the wealthiest merchant families in Handa, who ran a brewing business.
The main building is a two-story building with a hipped roof and a tiled roof, and the road side surrounded by majestic latticework that creates the atmosphere of an old family was used as the former headquarters office of Mansan Shoten.
The back of the building is an expansive residential area, which is connected to the shop area by a dirt floor. The social status of the house is enhanced by a majestic two-ken (3.6 m)-wide wooden platform at the front of the entrance to the residence, and by the thick beams with conspicuous grain in vertical stripe forms that support the second floor.
It was registered as a national registered tangible cultural property in 2004 due to its appearance, combining historical significance and atmosphere.
* As it is normally closed to the public, you can only observe its facade.

Pretty white banksia rose with a heart-shaped stem in the garden

In the garden of the Oguri Family’s House, a large white banksia rose tree, about 150 years old, blooms with pretty white flowers every year from mid-April to early May.
Native to China, the banksia rose is an evergreen vine rose. The white banksia rose tree of the residence was designated as a natural monument of Handa City in 2012. What makes it so unique is its shape. Its trunk naturally curves into a cute heart shape. The banksia rose has a slightly sweet fragrance, and its floral language exudes romance: "first love," "purity," "someone worthy of you," and "happy times in your childhood."
The Mansan’s White Banksia Rose Festival is held in the garden of the mansion, which is open to the public only during the flowering season.
Also on sale is a sake called "Aishiteru" ("I love you"), brewed with rose yeast, which is popular as a gift for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day.


Location : 〒475-0873
1-40 Nakamura-cho, Handa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
days / hours
: * Currently not open to public.

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