day 69 part 6

My neighbor‘s estate

柳川藩主立花邸 御花. Yanagawa Ohana estate

(Information from Yanagawa Ohana) The Ohana estate and garden is an important cultural institution that beautifully evokes the refined lifestyle of the samurai class of Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867), and that of the feudal lords that once governed Yanagawa. Ohana was formerly the home of Yanagawa’s ruling Tachibana family. The estate still houses a splendid collection of antiques that have been passed down through successive generations of the Tachibana family, over a period of 400 years.

Portrait of Emperor Meiji, 19th-20th Century, Meiji-Taisho Period

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