Old Mekata Family's House

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jpowers495
Shizuoka, Japan5 contributions
Classic Edo era samurai house
Nov 2019
If you are lucky and have done your footwork, you might be able to arrange to get a private tour of the house. Right now, tourists can only view the house from the outside. The interior, with the wooden floors, sliding doors, and niches provide a fuller understanding of life during the Edo period.
Photos of this house and the gardens don't do it justice. It is deceptively larger than it looks at first glance with a second story and many rooms.
Written December 8, 2019
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,123 contributions
A well preserved residence of a middle class samurai of the Iwakuni fiefdom
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited this Mekata samurai residence in front of the ropeway station. This is a residence of a middle ranking samurai built in the middle of the eighteenth century. You should know that in the samurai days, the residences of the samurais and merchants where segregated. In Iwakuni, Kintaikyou Bridge was the link between the castle side where the feudal lord family and his high and middle ranking subordinate samurais resided and the township on the opposite side of the river where the lower ranking samurais and merchants were. The Mekata house was refurbished in 1978. Unfortunately you can only view from the outside and gardens. If you compare this with the grand entrance building housing servants and guards of the high ranking Kagawa family nearby, you can get a feel of the huge difference in their residences. I have left a more extensive note of my trip to Iwakuni on my homepage "Rediscovering Japan" (East Yamaguchi) if you are interested.
Written October 8, 2017
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137Paul
Western Australia, Australia196 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2017 • Couples
Nice old house with a lovely garden. You can't go inside but still nice to spend some time wandering around it. The volunteer was also very enthusiastic and informative about the house, telling us it belong to a Samuria family and that only men could use the front entrance, everyone else had to enter through the back.
Written August 23, 2017
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Luk Y
15 contributions
A cool little house to visit
Jan 2017 • Family
Remember to spare a few minutes off visiting this little house before taking the ropeway! A nice little spot to take a couple of pictures.
Written May 27, 2017
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marlaher
San Diego, CA367 contributions
Cool
Jun 2016 • Family
Really cool to take a peak around the old Mekata House. Wish we could have gone inside. Nice garden outside though.
Written June 25, 2016
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Jack F
Bandung, Indonesia827 contributions
The old house
Jul 2014 • Friends
The old house Mekata famous Samurai family and is located not far from Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni area.
Written June 14, 2015
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