Category: Prominent Local Landowner,the Honma Family

Homma Museum

Written on 2017-06-08 in 2 ART & MUSEUMS

Since dockworkers lost their jobs during the wintertime, the head of the fourth generation of the Homma Family, Kodo derived a plan to construct and maintain the garden, Kakubuen as a measure against unemployment. Built ...

Jofuku-ji Temple and Kara-mon Gate

Written on 2017-06-08 in 4 Shrines and Temples

Mitsuoka, the third-generation head of the Homma Family, donated the gate to his ancestral temple, Jofuku-ji Temple in 1800. This sturdy but elegant gate built entirely of zelkova wood has withstood many earthquakes. It ...

Historical Homma Residence

Written on 2017-06-08 in Historical Homma Residence

The Homma Family expanded its business interests into commerce, finance, and landownership. In 1768, the head of the third-generation of the Homma Family, Mitsuoka built the samurai-style house for the feudal lord, Sakai...

Hiyoriyama Park

Written on 2017-06-08 in 3 Gardens

The park is located on an artificial hill. Soil was brought in to create an elevated spot from which shipping agents could look out to sea and watch for merchant ships. Hiyori means good weather, and yama means hill. The...

Sankyo-soko Rice Storehouse

Written on 2017-06-07 in Exhibits and Foods

Constructed in 1893, Sankyo-soko Rice Storehouse is comprised of 12 storehouses. This facility was only used for storing rice, and 9 of the storehouses are still in use today. The rest have been renovated into the Shonai...

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