A private enterprise built a shared living quarters at Yamate No.234 for the purpose of coaxing back foreigners to devastated Yokohama, after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. It was designed by Yoshizo Asaka who also planned the Enoki-tei coffee house (a two-story, white house) next to Yamate No.234. The building was used like this from around 1927 to 1975. You will enjoy the cute and charming Christmas decorations of this house in December. An index of this series is here.
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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。