Handa-City 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.