2021 / Weekly Cultural News / June 07 – 13 / Huntington Library reconstructing 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture in its Japanese garden

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino is reconstructing 320-year-old Japanese house from Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture at its Japanese garden. The Japanese house which is called the Magistrate’s House or shoya in Japanese is a donation by Marugame-born Mr. Akira Yokoi of Los Angeles to the Huntington.

The Magistrate’s House was his family’s ancestral residence, and Mr. Akira Yokoi is the 19th generation descendant of the Yokoi family. The house was a center of village life during Edo era, and the house keeps authentic details, original fittings, and fascinating history.

From March, three carpenters form Japan are working on the reconstruction project, and the reconstruction will be completed by November 2020. After adding new Japanese garden to the house structure, the Magistrate’s House will be open to the public in Fall 2021.

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P01: Huntington Library reconstructing 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture in its Japanese garden

P02: Huntington Library reconstructing 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture in its Japanese garden

P03: Huntington Library reconstructing 320-year-old house form Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture in its Japanese garden

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