Cultural Path Shumokukan(Former Imoto Tamesaburo Residence)
2-18, Shumoku -cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
Tangible cultural property designated by Nagoya City (1996)
Nagoya city designated landscape important building (2008)
This building is a mansion that conveys the state of the time when Imoto Tamesaburo (1874-1945), who was active as a porcelain dealer, built it from the end of the Taisho era to the early Showa era.A Japanese-style building, a Western-style building, two east and west warehouses, a tea house, and a garden are left on the large site of the samurai residence. In 1996, it was designated as a tangible cultural property of Nagoya City, and in 2008, it was designated as a landscape important building.
In this area, samurai residences were widespread in the Edo period, but in the Meiji era, painters and processors of ceramics began to gather, and Shumokukan was used for business negotiations on exported ceramics. In 1996, a group of citizens gave the name of Shumokukan, and various events began to take place. At 2007, Nagoya City acquired the land and building and opened it in 2009.