Egawa House -Powerful Family History in Izu-

Named after the man who built the Reverberatory Furnaces at Izunokuni City, this was the house of Egawa Hidetatsu. This mansion was home to a powerful family that continued from the middle ages. All buildings including the main house, warehouse, gates and artifacts inside are registered as important cultural assets in Japan. Egawa house has been retained in the condition it was when the magistrate himself lived here and is truly like taking a journey back in time. Interesting points in this house include the mechanical construction of the attic, the Nichiren Buddhism tag and the main pillar of the house, which is made using an uprooted tree. In 1958 the main house was designated as a national asset and was repaired accordingly, then in 1993 the rest of the area was considered likewise.

July 05, 2016



1 Nirayama, Izunokuni-shi, Shizuoka