Sasaki-ke Traditional Residence

Sasaki-ke Traditional Residence

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    • Culture & History
    • Okinoshima Town
The oldest wooden house in the Oki Islands.
This house was built in 1836 and features Japanese cedar bark and stone roofing. In the past, residents of this island used to cover the rooves of their houses with either thatch or bark from Japanese cedar trees. Currently, Sasaki-ke is the only remaining building in the town with a bark-covered roof. It also has characteristics unique to Oki-zukuri architecture, such as three entrances, and is designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Articles used in daily life that were passed down in the family are on display, including numerous important folk materials such as farming tools, eating and drinking utensils, furniture, and lighting equipment. A detailed leaflet explaining in English about the Oki-zukuri architectural style and features is available.

    Basic information

    Address
    17 Kasudani, Kama, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun,Shimane,685-2
    Access
    From Saigō Port 10 min by car 30 min by bus, get off at "Kama iriguchi" stop
    Business hours
    9:00~17:00
    From March to November *Winter closes
    Fee
    Admission Fee: Adults: JPY 300 Children, Elementary and Junior High School Students: Free
    Inquiries
    TEL
    08512-2-1290

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