Two old thatched roof houses stand in Yakushiike Park, both moved there and preserved as examples of private homes from the Edo Era. The house in these photos belonged to a doctor named Ogino, who built it as a clinic in what was then a rural area of Machida. After the doctor's death it became a family house. It provides a fascinating glimpse of the lifestyle of late Edo times.
(The second thatched roof house is the Nagai House.)
Find out more about Yakushi-ike Park.
I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...