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Watanabe Family Residence (Registered Cultural Property)

The mansion was registered as a national registered tangible cultural property in 2020, and the oldest main building was built in the Edo period. The Watanabe family's residence, which built its fortune through horse farming while farming in Okawara, Okuma Town, is an important reminder of the lifestyle of the time, with landscapes such as the waterway flowing behind it and the cedar forest planted surrounding the mansion. It is a material.
While many buildings were demolished in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the significance of these remaining buildings that convey the good old village life of Okuma Town is that they have been used as "hometowns" for the town's residents since before the earthquake. Is Okuma Town going to disappear? Based on these voices, it was certified as a ``nationally registered tangible cultural property'' in order to preserve the ``hometown''.


275 Okawara Nanpei, Okuma-machi, Fukushima 979-1306