Kyu Asakura House

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Kyu Asakura House.

The Kyu Asakura House (旧朝倉家住宅, Kyū Asakura Jūtaku, literally "Old Asakura House") is a historic house located in Shibuya, Tokyo.

The house was constructed in 1919 by Torajiro Asakura as his house, and a place for him to conduct business. It survived the Great Kantō earthquake and the Second World War. For a long time it was used by the Shibuya City Assembly of Ministry of Economy and Projects.

In 2004 the house was designated as an Important Cultural Property by the government. It is managed by the Shibuya City Government and is open to the public as a museum.[1]


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