Saeki Family Residence
The Saeki Family Residence is the house of a wealthy farmer from the mid-Edo period [ the mid-18th century ], which was once surrounded by a grove, and boasted detatched rooms, storehouses, and a gate in addition to the building as it stands today.
The current building has been restored to the state it was in during the late Edo period [ the mid-19th century ]. In this state, the front half of the building is covered in a thatched roof, and houses areas for welcoming guests such as a hall and a Japanese-styled drawing room. Meanwhile, the back half has been expanded and has a roof covered with regular tiles.
The section that has been expanded incorporates areas for family use, such as a kitchen, tea room, and bedroom.
With its expansions to the rear of the building, the residence clearly reflects the sensibilities of traditional housing in the mid-19th century.
|Name||Saeki Family Residence|
|Designation level||Country||Designation classification||Important Cultural Property|
|Type||Designation/registration day||March 11, 1971|
|Municipality||Takaoka City||Location||630 Minojima, Fukuoka-machi|