Visit this deeply traditional and unforgettable merchants’ house.
The Kusakabe were a family of merchants that worked for the shogunate in Takayama and prospered during the Edo period.
In 1879, after the original building had been lost in a fire, a skilled artisan by the name of Jisuke Kawajiri rebuilt the house in its traditional Edo period style using the unparalleled craftsmanship of the Hida region, which is the building as you see it now. It was designated a national Important Cultural Property in 1966, and is currently open to the public as a folk arts museum.
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