The former Aizawa Family Residence
Okunoya (Rear side house)


The former Aizawa Family Residence was built in three phases. It is said that it was built initially in Nagakura Village (present Hitachi-Omiya City, Ibaraki Prefecture) as a house of a yamabushi or a hermit. It has two rooms, an inner drawing room and a middle room. In the mid-1700s, it was moved to Naka City, where a room with a wooden floor was added and used for medical practice.
Later, the earthen floor was also added to form a typical private house as it is now.
This is a large, well-coordinated, and beautiful private house.
The inner drawing room has an alcove, shelves, and a writing alcove, and its thin beams and other building materials give an impression of a sukiya-style tea ceremony room.


Map of Ibaraki Prefecture