Shibakawa Building

NameShibakawa Building
Address3-3-3 Fushimi-Machi, Chuuou-Ku, Osaka
Architecture age1927
Building type Commercial buildings
ConstructionReinfoced Concrete
Outline explanationConstructed by Matashiro Shibakawa, the sixth head of the Shibakawas, a wealthy merchant in Senba in 1927. In addition to the fire-proof and earthquake-proof structure from the lesson of the Great Kanto Earthquake, unique designs of ancient South and Central American style façade can be seen here and there. Originally this building was constructed as an office of a business by the Shibakawas, but also used as ‘Shiransha Home Economic School’ since Matashiro was highly interested in education and there were additional interior space in the building until the World War 2. After the war, the building was converted to space to rent mainly for offices, and now it is utilized as one of the modern architecture represents Senba area with a variety of attractive shops.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
Event link
open to the public