ジャパン九州ツーリスト株式会社  Japan KYUSHU Tourist

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The Industry Club of West Japan (西日本工業倶楽部)

The Industry Club of West Japan, was built in 1911 as the house of the late 
Kenjiro Matsumoto.
A western style building was placed side by side with a Japanese style building.
This is a typical residence of high society in the latter part of Meiji era
 (1868-1912) and is designated as important cultural property in Japan; a building 
remaining as it was.
 
     
This western style building was designed by Dr. Kingo Tatsuno, a pioneer of Japanese 
modern architectural world, and its appearance has a picturesque style of architecture.
Especially, half-timbered wall and detail design of “Art Nouveau” are of their own 
reminiscent of good old days.
     
The Japanese style building, on the other hand, is of the Shoin-style, which was 
originated probably in the living quarter of Zen-temple and adopted by the warrior 
class after the late Muromachi period (the late fifteen century), and has carriage porch,
A large reception room “Ozashiki” and a central living room "Chuoshoin”.
 
This house is equipped with high class furnitures which Matsumoto procure from the 
inside and outside of Japan, and most of them, including a large tapestry above 
the landing and stained glasses in the Western style building, are well preserved as 
they were.
Besides, Japanese landscape garden, with Konpirasan ( a small hill) for background, 
gives visual pleasure to visitors in the aspect of nature as it changes from season to 
season.

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