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Tsuwano’s built heritage: Takatsuya Itou Hakusekidou

Takatsuya Itou Hakusekidou

Built around the end of the 19th century the building with its large white wall is a representative of the Tsuwano old town.  The pharmacy it self started 1798, and was continued by generation after generation. 

A family medicine called “Ittougan” which is famous for having a relaxing effect on the digestive system. This medicine was favoured by one of the famous people of Tsuwano, Ogai MORI. Mori was a doctor who learned also Germany, and later became Surgeon General of the Army (lieutenant general), the highest post within the Japanese Army Medical Corps.

The current owner is the 9th generation Riheie ITOU.  Also the writer Sakio ITOU  was born here.

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高津屋伊藤博石堂

明治30年代に建てられた津和野を代表する大型の町家の一例。代々薬屋として栄え、家伝薬の「一等丸」は胃腸薬として有名で、かの森鴎外も愛飲したという。現当主は九代目伊藤利兵衛。作家、伊藤佐喜雄の生家。