Ekō House, Japanese Cultural Centre in Niederkassell
map of Düsseldorf, showing Niederkassel (in red) within District 4 (in pink)
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Niederkassel is a borough of the city of Düsseldorf. It is located on the west side of the river Rhine, bordering Oberkassel and Lörick. It was connected to Düsseldorf when the Oberkassel Bridge was opened in 1898.
At the start of the 20th century, Oberkassel and Niederkassel were popular places for artist's residences., prompted by the arts exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1902.
In the 1970s, Oberkassel and Niederkassel become a popular place for the Japanese community in Germany to live. In 1973 the permanent facility of Japanese School of Düsseldorf opened in Niederkassel. In 1993 the Ekō House, a center for Japanese culture with a traditional Japanese tea house and a Buddhist temple, was opened there. Niederkassel sometimes is called "Klein-Tokio" ("Little Tokyo") by locals.
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This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.