Monday, February 13, 2012

Jinpukaku


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Jinpukaku is a European-style mansion originally planned as a villa for the Ikeda family, the former Lords of Tottori. It was built in the first decade of the twentieth Century.

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There is a nice Japanese style garden to the rear. The mansion is located at the base of the ruins of Tottori castle.

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It was the first building in Tottori to get electric lights.

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Crown Prince Yoshihito, later to become the Taisho Emperor, stayed here on his tour of the San-in region in 1907

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The house has a small collection of items relkating to the Ikeda Clan, and the rooms are elegantly furnished, but the main attraction is the spiral staircase.

3 comments:

  1. When I'd visit friends in town, we'd take food there and eat out back, as if it were our private manor.

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  2. I went there last spring. If I remember correctly it's right next to the castle ruins, right?
    I miss Tottori! :)
    Great photos!

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  3. A fantastic mansion but I don't like the toilet.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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