Berrick Hall

Yokohama Yamate’s Western Houses-4

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Berrick Hall should properly be called a mansion: It's very big, has a beautiful garden and a large party room. The furniture and interior decoration are unified in subtle and sophisticated hues. The original owner was Bertram Berrick, who worked for the Yokohama branch of Berrick Bros. Limited, a trading company in London. Bertram lived in this residence for only 8 years (1930-1938) because of the threat of WWII, but we can get a glimpse of the way he lived then. The architect was J.H. Morgan who designed Yamate No. 111, as well. An index of this series is here.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。