AKI IN EASTERN KOCHI
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.