This is a rare western wooden architecture of four stories constructed in 1879, known as one of the oldest western-style building in the prefecture.
This place has developed as an important position for sea transportations. Shikairou was built by Okata Kenkuro as the founder and used for welcoming guests and as an inn.
Architecture with such detailed work both inside and outside and four floors cannot be seen often.
The mortar sculpture work by Toushishi Botan on the 3rd-floor wall, Ho-ou sculpture on the 4th-floor ceiling and French stained glass still remain on the window.
|Location||Oaza Murozu 868-1, Kumage District, Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture|
|Access||(1) 50 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo main line Yanai station
→ 5 minutes walk from "Murozu"
|Office of Inquiry||Kaminoseki Government Office Board of Education Tel. No. 0820-62-0069|