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Meguro House – Experience the rustic beauty of a sunken hearth and thatch roof.

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Highlights A splendid and painstakingly preserved thatch roof Countless examples of inlay woodwork that make you nostalgic for the aesthetic sense of the carpenters of that time A sunken fireplace that remains in use, where even now a fire is kept burning every day Meguro House was the government-provided residence of the Meguro family, who served as warimoto-shouya – under the command of gundai and daikan (various Edo-period officials), they controlled dozens of village headmen, allocated annual tributes, and conveyed orders. The building is made with a hip roof (called yosemune-dzukuri), with high ceilings and pillars and beams made of thick wood, a structure that can support heavy snow. Since…

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