Cultural Path Shumokukan

【Body starts here.】

Cultural Path Shumokukan, the former residence of ceramics exporter Tamesaburo Imoto, is an oasis of calm situated in the corner of a busy urban city. It expresses the memories of the times it has seen since the Taisho era. Colorful layers of light fill the air of the Western-style building, while nostalgic aromas fill the air of the Japanese-style building. The garden shows the charms of the changing seasons.

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History of Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan, the former residence of ceramics exporter Tamesaburo Imoto, reminds us of the time when it was built: its construction began at the end of the Taisho era and was completed at the beginning of the Showa era. Japanese- and Western-style buildings are preserved on a large block of land, plus two storehouses—one in the west and the other in the east—a tea room, and a garden. The residence was designated as a tangible cultural asset of the City of Nagoya in 1996, and a building of scenic importance in March 2008.