Today I went to Sakai to visit an old townhouse of a rich merchant of the Yamaguchi family. The Yamaguchi residence was built in the early 17th century, the early Edo period. It was designated an Important Cultural Property in 1966. It is now operated by Sakai city.
We can enter the townhouse and feel the atmosphere of the prosperous merchant's life.
There are many rooms. I like a huge kitchen with five stoves and big beams and a small tea room with beatufiful flowers.
There are several huge beams of pine tree to support the big house.
stoves are located in circle to be easy to operate.