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Ohashi House is the former residence of Ohashi family, who made their fortune from developing agriculture and salt ponds, and were such wealthy merchants that they even served as the village headman. The main house is in a two-story structure with Japanese sliding windows, built in 1799 and registered as an important cultural property in 1978. One can see the status of this house, as it has a nagaya-mon (Japanese traditional gate, specific to the status of a household), which could not have been built without the approval of the magistrate's office. This tasteful building provides a glimpse into how people used to live in old times and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone.
- 3-21-31 Achi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from JR Kurashiki Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: Fridays from Dec-Feb (except if public holiday)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
- 550 yen
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Elegant Kurashiki-style Grid Windows
Once you step into the entrance, take a look behind you. The grid design on the window on the left is what is called Kurashiki-koshi. The top part serves to bring in natural light, and the bottom part is designed to be difficult to see through from the outside but well visible from the inside. The light coming in through the koshi creates an elegant atmosphere.
Numerous Household Items of Visibly Fine Quality
The kitchen and living room are must-see spots that allow you to get a feel of the life in the old days as if you are there. Although not too fancy, you can definitely feel that this was the house of a wealthy merchant from each of the high quality household goods.
Feel the Microcosm in the Patio
Ohashi House has patios in several different corners. There are different tones of white used for the wall, and the space is utilized in a very interesting way. It's almost like a microcosm. Despite the small size, they are gorgeous spaces where even the angle of the light has been planned out.