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Tsuwano’s built heritage: MoriJuku Art Museum

Tsuwano’s built heritage: MoriJuku Art Museum (former Yoshige residence)

The Yoshige family served as a merchant and “village headman” for the domain, but also started financial business together with Hori family from Hatagasako. The building and the gate is said to be built in the first year of Meiji period (1868). The main building is a 2 storey wooden structure, with a large packed dirt floor on the northern part and the splendid beams and structure elements exposed above one’s head.

On the second floor, there is a tatami room with a tokonoma alcove, which show the style of a family with the social rank of a village headman.

The gate is a magnificent muna-style (meaning 2 pillar) gate with earthen wall warehouses on both sides.

It is a san-gen-ikkou (三間一戸:さんげんいっこ), meaning a gate with 3 gaps between the (4) pillars, and 1 of them being door. It also has a small gate on the side.

The building is privately owned and is open for the public as an art gallery.

It is said that it was built as a sake brewery.

 

杜塾美術館(旧弥重家住宅)

弥重家は筆頭庄屋として藩内の商いを行う一方、畑迫の堀氏と手を組み金融業などにも勤しんだ。主屋および門は明治元年の築と伝えられる。主屋は木造瓦葺二階建で、北側は広い土間とし、小屋組みは豪快な梁を見せる。二階に座敷を有し床の間を構えるなど、大庄屋の風格を示している。門は大規模な棟門で両脇の土蔵と一体をなす。三間一戸とし、脇に潜り門を有している。今は、民間の手に渡り、美術館として広く一般に公開されている。

津和野町伝統文化活性化協議会、平成24年3月発行