Historical Architecture in or near Ikebukuro

Historical Architecture in or near Ikebukuro Culture

The modernization of Japan began in the Meiji era.
During this period, Western technology was introduced into architecture.
While Japanese people accept Western architecture, they retain the goodness of Japanese architecture.
Such Japanese-Western eclectic is interesting.

1.Historical Architecture, Buildings in Ikebukuro

I’ll share Historical Architecture, Western-style building within walking distance from Ikebukuro Station

1-1.Jiyugakuen Myounichikan/自由学園明日館

Jiyugakuen Myonichikan@All season
Jiyugakuen Myounichikan was designed by the architects Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked on the Imperial Hotel.
Not only the architecture, but also the collaboration with seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms and roses.

▼ I visited

Jiyugakuen Myonichikan design by Frank Lloyd Wright.
1.Basic Information about Jiyugakuen Myonichikan Once a school building, Jiyugakuen Myonichikan is now a designated Impo...

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1-2.Rikkyo University Main Dining Hall/立教大学第一食堂

Rikkyo University Main Dining Hall@Ikebukuro

Rikkyo University Main Dining Hall

I’ll show you the mossy beautiful student cafeteria in Japan.

It is Rikkyo University Main Dining Hall .
The chair was engraved with the logo of Rikkyo University.
The menu is a general school meal menu
Regular menus are available in English.
Look at the numbers and buy a meal ticket.

Although it is a university facility, it can be used by non-students.

▼Official site

1-3.The Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for Popular Culture Studies(The Edogawa Rampo Residence)/

The Edogawa Rampo Memorial Center for Popular Culture Studies(The Edogawa Rampo Residence)

The Edogawa Rampo Residence

Ranpo Edogawa, known for his Bungo Stray Dogs, was a real person and a mystery writer.
The old house where Ranpo, who moved many times, lived last is open to the public.

You can come across pictures of real Ranpo that are completely different from the anime characters.

▼Official site

2.Historical Architecture, Buildings near Ikebukuro

2-1.Hatoyama Hall in Gokokuji/鳩山会館

Hatoyama Hall in Gokokuji

Hatoyama Hall

The Hatoyama family, who have made great contributions to Japanese modern politics and education.
The Western-style building where the Hatoyama family have lived for four generations has been restored and is open to the public.

▼I visited Hatoyama Hall

Must to see at Hatoyama Hall!Rose,Stained glass …
1.Basic Information about Hatoyama Hall The Hatoyama family, who have made great contributions to Japanese modern politi...

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2-2.Kyu-Furukawa Gardens in Komagome/旧古河庭園

Kyu-Furukawa Garden

The Kyu-Furukawa Gardens , known for its Western-style building designed by Josiah Conder.

In fact, there are Japanese-style rooms in the Western-style building.
If you apply in advance, you can join the tour.

From the end of November to the beginning of December, you can enjoy the Autumn leaves with the Rosegarden.
The cherry blossom season is also beautiful.

There is also a Japanese garden, so let’s enjoy a mix of Japanese and Western styles.

▼I visited Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Kyu-Furukawa Garden!Western-style house and Japanese garden(Tokyo,Japan)
1.Basic Information about kyu-Furukawa Garden The Kyu Furukawa Garden is known for its Western-style house designed by J...

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2-3.Kumagai Morikazu Museum in Kanamecho/熊谷守一美術館

Kumagai Morikazu Museum in Kanamecho
Morikazu Kumagai is an artist called “Hermit of the Painter”.
The site of the old residence became an art museum and became Toshima Ward from 2007.
Let’s enjoy a simple work composed of lines and planes.

▼Official site

2-4.Shintaro Suzuki Memorial Museum in ShinOtsuka/鈴木信太郎記念館

Shintaro Suzuki Memorial Museum
The former home of French literature researcher Shintaro Suzuki has been renovated and opened to the public by Toshima Ward, which was donated by the bereaved family.

Shintaro Suzuki Memorial Museum
You can enjoy the study that survived the war and the relocated Japanese-style architecture.

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