Honma Family Residence

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This expansive mansion with a large garden was the main residence of the Honma family, one of the richest merchants in Edo period. The 400-year-old red pine tree at the entrance is magnificent, and the architecture features both merchant and sumurai residence styles, which is rarely seen elsewhere in Japan. The mansion also has a chandelier, a study room and hand-craft window panes with the classic Taisho-era style.

The Honma family used to be the largest landowner in Japan, and enjoyed a thriving trade of rice, salt, cotton, tea and daily items as Sakata was a major trade port connecting Osaka and Edo (Tokyo) in the 18th and 19th centuries. The family is said to have contributed to half of Sakata's tax revenue in old times.

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