Kozan Takai museum

Kozan Takai was a wealthy merchant of Obuse who made a fortune in the rice business (in those days, rice dominated the Japanese economy). He is known for beings Hokusai’s benefactor as well as being his apprentice. The Kozan Takai museum is Takai’s former residence. The museum exhibits Takai’s paintings and calligraphy work. The building is remarkable for the many secret passages that would have allowed the wealthy merchant and his family to escape in case of an attack from burglars or a rival faction.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Obuse-machi
District : Obuse
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Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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