Matsusaka Mansion

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tomizuta1953
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It is a worthwhile visit if you are interested in Japanese residences and gardens from the 19th century.cen
Dec 2018
My previous visits to Takehara had been to visit the Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings, a main feature of which is the grand residences of the salt producers. I understand that at the end of the Edo period Takehara was one of the largest salt producing areas of Japan. Salt producing in Takehara started in the middle of the 17th century. It peaked in the 18th century from when it declined due to competition and over production. Towards the end of the Edo era, some mass producers emerged in the decline, whose grand residences are the star features of the historic buildings. Some of these successful merchants went into sake brewing and shipping as well. We visited one such example, the former Matsuzaka Family Residence. There were two people sweeping the garden and we asked one lady to accept our entry. She apologized for not being at the admission office, but told us that the place had just reopened after being closed for two weeks for film shooting. We thought of buying a combined ticket that allows entry to the residences of Matsuzaka, Mitsumoto and Morikawa as well as the history museum for 600 yen. However, we were advised that getting discounts for JAF (Japan Automobile Federation) at each building would be a better deal, especially since the history museum was closed that day. The Matsuzaka Family sold coal and firewood and had salt making and sake brewing businesses. This residence was built in the early 19th century and refurbished in 1879 according to their brochure. It is a worthwhile visit if you are interested in Japanese residences and gardens of wealthier families in the 19th century.

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tomizuta1953
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It is a worthwhile visit if you are interested in Japanese residences and gardens from the 19th century.cen
Dec 2018 • Couples
My previous visits to Takehara had been to visit the Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings, a main feature of which is the grand residences of the salt producers. I understand that at the end of the Edo period Takehara was one of the largest salt producing areas of Japan. Salt producing in Takehara started in the middle of the 17th century. It peaked in the 18th century from when it declined due to competition and over production. Towards the end of the Edo era, some mass producers emerged in the decline, whose grand residences are the star features of the historic buildings. Some of these successful merchants went into sake brewing and shipping as well. We visited one such example, the former Matsuzaka Family Residence. There were two people sweeping the garden and we asked one lady to accept our entry. She apologized for not being at the admission office, but told us that the place had just reopened after being closed for two weeks for film shooting. We thought of buying a combined ticket that allows entry to the residences of Matsuzaka, Mitsumoto and Morikawa as well as the history museum for 600 yen. However, we were advised that getting discounts for JAF (Japan Automobile Federation) at each building would be a better deal, especially since the history museum was closed that day. The Matsuzaka Family sold coal and firewood and had salt making and sake brewing businesses. This residence was built in the early 19th century and refurbished in 1879 according to their brochure. It is a worthwhile visit if you are interested in Japanese residences and gardens of wealthier families in the 19th century.
Written January 13, 2019
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