TOURINDO, The Itakuras Residence

NameTOURINDO, The Itakuras Residence
Address2-5-12 Higashi-Honmachi Yao-Shi Osaka Prefecture
Architecture age1701-1800
Building type Residential buildings
ConstructionWooden single-story Thatched, partial Kawara roofing 158㎡
Outline explanationFormerly the residence was owned by a cotton warehouse merchant, it was purchased by the Itakuras in 1925 and established a Japanese confectionery shop. The estimated period of construction is early 18th Century. Facing to the road on the south, an outstanding designed frontage, The Yamatomune style(a combination of a thatched and tiled roof on a gable) town house,17.2 meters wide and the depth of 7.3 meters. The DOMA(dirt floor) on the right hand side of the door is 9 meters wide and is used as the store space. The living area used to be a room of 7 meters long, but extended by reforming the broad veranda beside the DOMA. Located near the station and among relatively new houses are seen, this is a good example of an old architecture with a thatched kirizuma yane (gable roof)and Yamatomune, it is important to preserve the historical landscape.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
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