List of Important Cultural Properties of Japan (Shōwa period: structures)

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This list is of Japanese structures dating from the Shōwa period (1926–1989) that have been designated Important Cultural Properties.[1] As of December 2014, forty-six sites with ninety-four component structures have been so designated.[2]

Structures[edit]

Structure Date Municipality Prefecture Comments Image Coordinates Ref.
Kon Family Residence
金家住宅
Kon-ke jūtaku
1925-8 Kita-Akita Akita designation comprises four components: western-style residence (1925), Japanese-style residence (1928), rice storehouse (1913), warehouse (1902); one of the few hybrid residences in Tōhoku 40°07′45″N 140°20′55″E / 40.12921965°N 140.34872314°E / 40.12921965; 140.34872314 (Kon Family Residence) [1] [2]
Marunuma Dam
丸沼堰堤
Marunuma entei
1931 Katashina Gunma 88.2 m wide, 32.1 m high; for hydroelectric power Marunumadam-2005-10-28 10-33-48 Fri -1130463228-.01.jpg 36°49′26″N 139°20′23″E / 36.82386899°N 139.33980622°E / 36.82386899; 139.33980622 (Marunuma Dam) [3]
Former Maeda Family Main Residence
旧前田家本邸
kyū-Maeda-ke hontei
1929-30 Meguro Tokyo designation comprises eight components: western-style residence, main gate, and gatehouse (1929), and Japanese-style residence, two associated corridors, waiting area for a chashitsu, and gate (1930) Former Maeda Estate 2009.jpg 35°39′44″N 139°40′49″E / 35.66220492°N 139.68015108°E / 35.66220492; 139.68015108 (Former Maeda Family Main Residence) [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
Former Tokyo Science Museum: main building
旧東京科学博物館本館
kyū-Tōkyō Kagaku Hakubutsukan honkan
1931 Taitō Tokyo part of the rebuilding after the Great Kantō earthquake; now the National Museum of Nature and Science NMNC01s3200.jpg 35°42′59″N 139°46′35″E / 35.71638985°N 139.77640333°E / 35.71638985; 139.77640333 (Former Tokyo Science Museum) [12]
Former Tokyo Imperial Museum: main building
旧東京科学博物館本館
kyū-Tōkyō Teishitsu Hakubutsukan honkan
1937 Taitō Tokyo constructed after the Great Kantō earthquake at a cost of six million yen after the design by Watanabe Hitoshi; now the Tokyo National Museum[3] Tokyo National Museum, Honkan 2010.jpg 35°43′07″N 139°46′35″E / 35.71869186°N 139.77631825°E / 35.71869186; 139.77631825 (Former Tokyo Imperial Museum) [13]
Former Baba Family Ushigome Residence
旧馬場家牛込邸
kyū-Baba-ke Ushigome tei
1928 Shinjuku Tokyo 35°41′56″N 139°44′19″E / 35.69882194°N 139.738515°E / 35.69882194; 139.738515 (Former Baba Family Ushigome Residence) [14]
National Museum of Western Art: main building
国立西洋美術館本館
Kokuritsu Seiyō Bijutsukan honkan
1959 Taitō Tokyo by Le Corbusier; submitted in 2007 for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List; not a National Treasure[4] National museum of western art05s3200.jpg 35°42′56″N 139°46′33″E / 35.71544228°N 139.77585345°E / 35.71544228; 139.77585345 (National Museum of Western Art) [15]
Mitsui main building
三井本館
Mitsui honkan
1929 Chūō Tokyo built to replace the 1889 headquarters, heavily damaged in the Great Kantō earthquake; now houses the Mitsui Memorial Museum[5][6] Mitsui Main Building 2009.jpg 35°41′11″N 139°46′23″E / 35.68631455°N 139.77316571°E / 35.68631455; 139.77316571 (Mitsui main building) [16]
Jiyū Gakuen House of Tomorrow
自由学園明日館
Jiyū Gakuen myōnichikan
1927 Toshima Tokyo by Frank Lloyd Wright; formerly the Jiyu Gakuen Girls' School; designation comprises four components: central building (1921), east classroom building (1925), west classroom building (1922), and lecture hall (1927) Jiyu gakuen myonichikan.JPG 35°43′36″N 139°42′26″E / 35.72668075°N 139.70723087°E / 35.72668075; 139.70723087 (Jiyū Gakuen House of Tomorrow) [17]
Kachidoki Bridge
勝鬨橋
Kachidoki bashi
1940 Chūō Tokyo movable bridge Kachidokibashi01.jpg 35°39′44″N 139°46′30″E / 35.66223483°N 139.77491824°E / 35.66223483; 139.77491824 (Kachidoki Bridge) [18]
Kiyosu Bridge
勝鬨橋
Kiyosu bashi
1928 Chūō Tokyo suspension bridge reconstructed after the Great Kantō earthquake Kiyosubashi, bridge.jpg 35°40′57″N 139°47′31″E / 35.68242422°N 139.79188212°E / 35.68242422; 139.79188212 (Kiyosu Bridge) [19]
Waseda University Ōkuma Auditorium
早稲田大学大隈記念講堂
Waseda daigaku Ōkuma kinen kōdō
1927 Shinjuku Tokyo named after the founder, Ōkuma Shigenobu Okuma Auditorium.jpg 35°42′32″N 139°43′18″E / 35.70891402°N 139.72153606°E / 35.70891402; 139.72153606 (Waseda University Ōkuma Auditorium) [20]
Sonkeikaku Bunko
尊経閣文庫
Sonkeikaku Bunko
1928 Meguro Tokyo designation comprises four components: library, archive, storage space, and gate Sonkeikaku Bunko Gateway.jpg 35°39′46″N 139°40′46″E / 35.662884°N 139.679367°E / 35.662884; 139.679367 (Sonkeikaku Bunko) [21] [22] [23] [24]
Meiji Life Insurance Mutual headquarters: main building
明治生命保険相互会社本社本館
Meiji seimei hokensō gogaisha honsha honkan
1934 Chiyoda Tokyo now the headquarters of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Head Office 2009.jpg 35°40′44″N 139°45′42″E / 35.67896494°N 139.76163183°E / 35.67896494; 139.76163183 (Meiji Life Insurance Mutual headquarters: main building) [25]
Takashimaya Tokyo store
明治生命保険相互会社本社本館
Takashimaya Tōkyō-ten
1933 Chūō Tokyo occupies an entire city block Takashimaya Nihonbashi Store 2010.jpg 35°40′51″N 139°46′25″E / 35.68078333°N 139.7734784°E / 35.68078333; 139.7734784 (Takashimaya Tokyo store) [26]
Former Sado Mining Sites
旧佐渡鉱山採鉱施設
kyū-Sado kōzan saikō shisetsu
1937-1940 Sado Niigata designation comprises seven components: great shaft tower (1940), associated chamber (1940), tunnels (1940), ore crushing facility (1937), conveyor belts (1938), machinery workshop (1940), and Meiji-period bridge; The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines have been submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List[7] 38°02′36″N 138°15′36″E / 38.04326374°N 138.25986432°E / 38.04326374; 138.25986432 (Former Sado Mining Sites) [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32]
Bandai Bridge
萬代橋
Bandai bashi
1929 Niigata Niigata 306.9 m long, 22 m wide Bandaibashi-Bridge-01.JPG 37°55′11″N 139°03′11″E / 37.9195999°N 139.05307286°E / 37.9195999; 139.05307286 (Bandai Bridge) [33]
Shiraiwa Check Dam Facility
白岩堰堤砂防施設
Shiraiwa entei sabō shisetsu
1939 Toyama Toyama check dam to reduce erosion and flooding; designation comprises four components: main dam (1939), sub-dam (1919), boards (1939), and shoring works (1939) Siraiwadam.jpg 36°32′55″N 137°32′04″E / 36.54851948°N 137.53453884°E / 36.54851948; 137.53453884 (Shiraiwa Check Dam Facility) [34] [35] [36]
Fugan Canal Lock Facility (Nakajima Lock Gate)
富岩運河水閘施設 (中島閘門)
Fugan unga suikō shisetsu (Nakajima kōmon)
1934 Toyama Toyama designation comprises five components: lock, spillway, Nakajima Bridge (two components), and control room Nakajimakomon.jpg 36°43′32″N 137°32′04″E / 36.72560707°N 137.53453884°E / 36.72560707; 137.53453884 (Fugan Canal Lock Facility (Nakajima Lock Gate)) [37] [38] [39] [40] [41]
Katakurakan
片倉館
Katakurakan
1928 Suwa Nagano western-style spa complex; designation comprises three components: bath house, meeting hall, and connecting corridor 130607 Katakurakan Kamisuwa Onsen Japan07s3.jpg 36°02′54″N 138°06′47″E / 36.04844246°N 138.11314514°E / 36.04844246; 138.11314514 (Katakurakan) [42] [43] [44]
Atami Hyūga Family Villa Annex
旧日向家熱海別邸地下室
kyū-Hyūga-ke Atami bettei chikashitsu
1936 Atami Shizuoka by Bruno Taut 35°06′12″N 139°04′54″E / 35.1033748°N 139.08161794°E / 35.1033748; 139.08161794 (Atami Hyūga Family Villa Annex) [45]
Nagoya Higashiyama Botanical Garden greenhouse
名古屋市東山植物園温室前館
Nagoya-shi Higashiyama shokubutsuen
1936 Nagoya Aichi one of the first iron and glass buildings in the country Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens 2011-10-08.jpg 35°09′15″N 136°58′56″E / 35.15430049°N 136.98216324°E / 35.15430049; 136.98216324 (Nagoya Higashiyama Botanical Garden greenhouse) [46]
Hinjitsukan
旧賓日館
kyū-Hinjitsukan
1935 Ise Mie guesthouse for visitors to Ise Jingu; designation comprises three components: main building (1887), storeroom (1887), and hall (1935) 34°30′29″N 136°47′04″E / 34.50809734°N 136.78440859°E / 34.50809734; 136.78440859 (Hinjitsukan) [47]
Haiseiden
俳聖殿
Haiseiden
1942 Iga Mie by Itō Chūta for the 300th anniversary celebrations of Matsuo Bashō; in the grounds of Iga Ueno Castle Haiseiden.jpg 34°46′19″N 136°07′43″E / 34.77184023°N 136.1285581°E / 34.77184023; 136.1285581 (Haiseiden) [48]
Suehiro Bridge
末広橋梁
Suehiro kyōryō
1930 Yokkaichi Mie bascule bridge; former Yokkaichi Port Station railway bridge Suehiro bridge (open).JPG 34°57′16″N 136°38′00″E / 34.95458003°N 136.63327977°E / 34.95458003; 136.63327977 (Suehiro Bridge) [49]
Kamigamo Jinja
賀茂別雷神社
Kamigamo Jinja Kataoka hashi
1926 Kyoto Kyoto designation comprises thirty-four components, mainly dating to the early Edo period, also including the Kataoka Bridge (片岡橋?) of 1926 Kamo-wakeikazuchi-jinja15n3200.jpg 35°03′38″N 135°45′10″E / 35.06051834°N 135.75272852°E / 35.06051834; 135.75272852 (Kamigamo Jinja Kataoka Bridge) [50]
Nomura Hekiunsō
野村碧雲荘
Nomura Hekiunsō
1928 Kyoto Kyoto villa built for Tokushichi Nomura II in the grounds of Nanzen-ji; the gardens use water from Lake Biwa Canal; designation comprises seventeen components, including a Noh stage and chashitsu; six date from the Taishō era and the remainder from 1928 35°00′49″N 135°47′35″E / 35.01353526°N 135.79302579°E / 35.01353526; 135.79302579 (Nomura Hekiunsō) [51]
Ōe Bridge and Yodoya Bridge
大江橋及び淀屋橋
Ōe bashi oyobi Yodoya bashi
1935 Osaka Osaka over the Kyū-Yodo River via Nakanoshima; Yodoya Bridge pictured Yodoyabashi01 2048.jpg 34°41′41″N 135°30′04″E / 34.69473248°N 135.50114385°E / 34.69473248; 135.50114385 (Ōe Bridge and Yodoya Bridge) [52] [53]
Mengyō Kaikan
綿業会館
Mengyō kaikan
1931 Osaka Osaka for leaders of the textile industry Mengyo Kaikan Osaka Japan01.jpg 34°41′08″N 135°30′14″E / 34.68544593°N 135.50383668°E / 34.68544593; 135.50383668 (Mengyō Kaikan) [54]
Kobe College
神戸女学院
Kōbe jo-gakuin
1933 Kobe Hyōgo designation comprises twelve components Vories kc 02.jpg 34°45′39″N 135°21′07″E / 34.760833°N 135.351833°E / 34.760833; 135.351833 (Kobe College) [55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66]
Former Kōya-guchi School Building
旧高野口尋常高等小学校校舎
kyū-Kōya-guchi jinjō kōtō shō gakkō kōsha kaikan
1937 Hashimoto Wakayama 34°18′14″N 135°33′11″E / 34.30383767°N 135.55299524°E / 34.30383767; 135.55299524 (Former Kōya-guchi School Building) [67]
Mitani Waterworks Facility Site
旧美歎水源地水道施設
kyū-Mitani suigenchi suidō shisetsu
1926-8 Tottori Tottori designation comprises ten components, eight dating to the Taishō period, the fifth filtration pond to 1928 and the meter room to 1926-8 35°29′11″N 134°17′15″E / 35.48635487°N 134.28757652°E / 35.48635487; 134.28757652 (Mitani Waterworks Facility Site) [68] [69]
Ishitani Family Residence
石谷家住宅
Ishitani-ke jūtaku
1926-8 Chizu Tottori designation with eight components, two dating to the Meiji period, three to the Taishō period, the main building to 1928, parlour to 1926-8, and family room to 1928 Ishitani residence02 2816.jpg 35°16′12″N 134°13′49″E / 35.27013223°N 134.23033923°E / 35.27013223; 134.23033923 (Ishitani Family Residence) [70] [71] [72]
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
広島平和記念資料館
Hiroshima heiwa kinen shiryōkan
1955 Hiroshima Hiroshima by Kenzo Tange; in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 2009.jpg 34°23′31″N 132°27′08″E / 34.39181677°N 132.45210905°E / 34.39181677; 132.45210905 (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum) [73]
Hiroshima World Peace Memorial Cathedral
世界平和記念聖堂
Sekai heiwa kinen seidō
1954 Hiroshima Hiroshima by Tōgo Murano Hiroshima World Peace Memorial Cathedral.jpg 34°23′44″N 132°28′04″E / 34.39562422°N 132.46778135°E / 34.39562422; 132.46778135 (Hiroshima World Peace Memorial Cathedral) [74]
Watanabe Memorial Hall
渡辺翁記念会館
Sekai heiwa kinen seidō
1937 Ube Yamaguchi by Tōgo Murano; for industrialist Watanabe Sukesaku (渡辺祐策?) Watanabe Memorial Hall (Ube).jpg 33°57′29″N 131°14′41″E / 33.95812613°N 131.24463502°E / 33.95812613; 131.24463502 (Watanabe Memorial Hall) [75]
Arichi Family Residence
有近家住宅
Arichi-ke jūtaku
1926-45 Yamaguchi Yamaguchi designation comprises seven components, one dating to the Meiji period, three to the Taishō period, and a Nagaya (1929), pickles hut (1926–45), and bottle washery (1936) 34°13′53″N 131°39′48″E / 34.23147117°N 131.66324044°E / 34.23147117; 131.66324044 (Arichi Family Residence) [76] [77] [78]
Mikawa Family Residence
三河家住宅
Mikawa-ke jūtaku
1928 Tokushima Tokushima illustrates the proliferation of modern materials and styles Mikawa House.jpg 34°03′59″N 134°33′22″E / 34.06643276°N 134.55620371°E / 34.06643276; 134.55620371 (Mikawa Family Residence) [79]
Hōnen'ike Dam
豊稔池堰堤
Hōnen-ike entei
1929 Kan'onji Kagawa 145.5 m wide, 30.4 m high Hounenike Dam-01.jpg 34°02′30″N 133°41′05″E / 34.04177038°N 133.68460847°E / 34.04177038; 133.68460847 (Hōnen'ike Dam) [80]
Hizuchi Primary School
日土小学校
Hizuchi shōgakkō
1956-8 Yawatahama Ehime designation comprises two components, central block (1956) and east wing (1958) Yawatahama Hizuchi ES.JPG 33°30′02″N 132°25′40″E / 33.50057015°N 132.4277976°E / 33.50057015; 132.4277976 (Hizuchi Primary School) [81] [82]
Yanase Forest Railway Facilities
旧魚梁瀬森林鉄道施設
kyū-Yanase shinrin tetsudō shisetsu
to 1941 Kōchi designation includes fourteen component tunnels and bridges, four from the Meiji period, five from the Taishō period and five from the Shōwa period 33°29′15″N 134°00′09″E / 33.4874299°N 134.00262903°E / 33.4874299; 134.00262903 (Yanase Forest Railway Facilities) [83] [84] [85] [86] [87]
Shime Shaft Mine Intake
旧志免鉱業所竪坑櫓
kyū-Shime kōgyōsho tatekō yagura
1943 Shime Fukuoka for shaft mining in the Kasuya coal fields (糟屋炭田?); 47.6 m Winding tower of Shime 1.jpg 33°35′26″N 130°29′09″E / 33.59047855°N 130.48573397°E / 33.59047855; 130.48573397 (Shime Shaft Mine Intake) [88]
Chikugo River Lift Bridge
旧筑後川橋梁 (筑後川昇開橋)
kyū-Chikugogawa kyōryō (Chikugogawa shōkaikyō)
1935 Ōkawa Fukuoka Vertical-lift bridge; 507.2 m Chikugo River Lift Bridge DOWN 20110914.jpg 33°12′54″N 130°21′42″E / 33.21505534°N 130.36169856°E / 33.21505534; 130.36169856 (Chikugo River Lift Bridge) [89]
Nabeshima Family Residence
旧鍋島家住宅
kyū-Nabeshima-ke jūtaku
1930 Unzen Nagasaki designation comprises five components, dating from the Edo, Meiji and Shōwa periods (the main building) 32°52′12″N 130°16′04″E / 32.87009579°N 130.2676469°E / 32.87009579; 130.2676469 (Nabeshima Family Residence) [90]
Hakusui Dam Facilities
白水溜池堰堤水利施設
Hakusui tame-ike entei suiri shisetsu
1938 Taketa Ōita designation comprises two components, the main dam and sub-dam Hakusui-Dam right-bank.jpg 32°54′19″N 131°19′38″E / 32.90515518°N 131.32715962°E / 32.90515518; 131.32715962 (Hakusui Dam Facilities) [91] [92]
Tsukayama Awamori Production Facilities
津嘉山酒造所施設
Tsukayama shuzōsho shisetsu
1935 Nago Okinawa designation comprises two components: main building, which includes residential quarters; and the koji house 26°35′29″N 127°59′00″E / 26.59149628°N 127.98321166°E / 26.59149628; 127.98321166 (Tsukayama Awamori Production Facilities) [93] [94]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 11 December 2014.

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