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Former Hirata Family Residence and Shop平田屋住宅旧店舗

Cultural Property

A 15 minute walk from JR Kiryu Station. The area where this building is located was selected as an Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 2012. This historic former residence and shop stands on the east side of the central road passing through. The first owner of the shop, Hirata Uhachi, set up his own general store in 1851; thereafter, the store carried dyes and raw silk thread, but the difficulties of acquiring stock during the war forced it to close. The structure is a rare example of Meiji-period townhouse architecture and the primary building and adjoining storehouse were registered as Tangible Cultural Properties in 2006.

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Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Honchou 1-6-28 [ map ]
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