Cathy Cawood

Ogino House in Yakushiike Park

Edo era thatched roof house

Cathy Cawood   - 1 min read

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.)

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 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...