Old houses are surrounded by stone walls.
The stone walls prevent the houses from strong wind
Lumber industry and trade made merchants rich.
This unique style of Mizukiri-gawara in Kiragawa has been developed
in order to protect the house from wind and rain.
This bridge is in a song “Yosakoi-bushi”. The bridge which dates back to
the 17th century is in the Kochi City.
This clock tower, “Nora-Dokei”, was built by a local landowner,
Genma Hatakenaka, in 1887. All parts of the clock were made by hand.
Mr. Hatakenaka made the clock for the peasants who were working
in the fields. Now it is the symbol of the City of Aki.
Samurai residential areas still remain as they were in the 16th century,
surrounding the ruins of Aki Castle.
This is the private sector of one of the Samurai residence.
The Nomura family is opened to the public.
Right is the drawing room, left is the waiting room.
The Cultural Agency designates this residence as the tangible cultural
Each residence in Doi-Kachu is surrounded by bamboo hedge.
This area is designated as a historic preservation district by Aki City.
The house where Yataro Iwasaki was born is located in Aki, Kochi.
He is the founder of the Mitsubishi Group.
Logo mark of Mitsubishi on the wall of the warehouse
The family crests of the Tosa feudal lord and the Iwasakis are the
original design of the Mitsubishi Group.
The family crest on the roof tile
The garden of Yataro’s house
He was born here in 1834.
He was very intelligent and had a big dream.
The outside of his residence
Elementary school closed in 1971 and preserved as it was
Good old days which have gone
Good relations between teachers and pupils
Corridor to the past