The Erisman House, a Western-style building with history, built on the hill of Yamate, Yokohama
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Yokohama Yamate Western House "Erisman House"
The "Erisman House" is located on the hill of Yamate, which is full of exoticism. This is the residence of the Swiss trader Fritz Erismann, built in 1926 by the designer of Antonin Raymond, who is said to be the “father of modern architecture”.
It was relocated to Motomachi Park in 1989 and was reopened as "Erisman House" the following year. The Western-style building, which is extremely valuable in the history of architecture, can be viewed free of charge and is now one of Yokohama's leading tourist attractions.
The white walls surrounded by many plants and flowers and the green border make an impression, and the building changes in appearance depending on the season, and many people take pictures and sketch on sunny days. Inside the building, you will find a living room and dining room with a table, a drawing room with a fireplace, and a solarium with a view of the garden. It is fun to walk around the building while imagining the lifestyle of those days! In addition, various events are held throughout the year at the museum, which is extremely popular every time.
Erisman House entrance.
People of all ages are fascinated by the building, which conveys the depth of history from its appearance.
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Motomachi Park Mae Dori. In the Yamate area, there are 6 Western-style buildings in addition to the Erisman House.
A building surrounded by three large trees. The appearance that changes depending on the season is very attractive
On sunny days, it is a place of relaxation for people both inside and outside the area, such as those who read on the terrace seats at the end of the stairs and those who take a break with friends.
There is a slope next to the entrance of the building, which allows wheelchair users to enter. (1st floor exhibition only)
Admission is free. Take off your shoes at the entrance, put on your slippers and go to the hall.
A retro pay phone at the front door.
If you call, you may be connected at that time! ?
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On the first floor, the state of the Western-style room in the Taisho era is restored and introduced.
Furniture such as chairs and tables were designed by architect Raymond.
Living room and dining room
Drawing room with fireplace
Solarium facing the Nanba Terrace
Terrace seats. When the weather is nice, the sun is warm.
Going left on the stairs,It leads to the underground hall.
Stairs leading to the underground hall. It's a little steep, so be careful!
The underground hall is used as a rental space, and exhibitions and workshops are also held.
At the time of the interview, a group exhibition of students from the "sketching class" was held.
Next up to the 2nd floor, where there used to be 3 bedrooms!
Currently, two large bedrooms are used as exhibition rooms, and you can deepen your understanding of the Western-style building while viewing the materials related to the Western-style building in Yamate through photographs and drawings.
You can also view materials and leaflets in the meeting room.
The ones used at the time are on display with photographs.
Model of Ellisman House and diorama around the Yamate area
I wondered where my home is! (I knew this?!)
You can see the Marine Tower from the window of the room and the Motomachi pool in the foreground. (The pool is hidden by bushes)
The old kitchen on the first floor is used as a tea room.
A Western-style building with a balcony and a chimney is wonderful. ErismanThe contrast between the green and white of the house is really beautiful! !!
Usually, it is a simple decoration hall, but at the time of events held in early summer, Halloween, and Christmas, professional flower artists and others will decorate the hall very vividly according to each theme.
Here, I would like to introduce the decorations of "The 18th Flower and Vessel Harmony 2018 " held this spring!
The theme of the Erisman residence at this time was "Hyakka Ryoran, a fragrance of colors" .
In the hall, expressed the fusion of the traditional beauty of "Wa" from ancient Japan and the "Western" of Western culture of House with seasonal flowers.
The moment I entered the room, it was so beautiful that I couldn't help but say "Amazing! Great!"
In addition, hall decorations and Christmas decorations will change the inside of the building into various shapes with theme-based decorations. Many people are looking forward to seeing what kind of decoration it is!
Various styles of salon concerts are held in the reception room.
"Kanagawa Music Competition" during the interviewThere is a salon concert held by the prize winners, and we have enjoyed the beautiful sounds!
The Yamate area is also the place where new art festival culture was first introduced, such as the first Shakespeare play to be performed in Japan since the settlement era.Erisman House also holds art events such as concerts and exhibitions every year. ..
There will be many attractive events throughout the year including the 13th Yokohama Yamate Arts Festival next year, so I'm looking forward to that.
Personally, I like "Erisman House", which I love very much.
No matter how many times I go, there are new discoveries each time, and I feel very fun and refreshing!
Why don't you visit "Erisman House" when you take a walk around Yamate?
It was built at 127 Yamate-cho from 1925 to 1926 as a residence of Mr. Fritz Erismann, who was born in Switzerland and was active as Yokohama manager of the raw silk trading company. Designed by Czech architect Antonin Raymond, who is said to be the “father of modern architecture”. It was demolished for condominium construction in 1982, but relocated to its current location in Motomachi Park in 1990. On the first floor there is a drawing room with a fireplace, a dining room and a solarium overlooking the garden.
Address1-77-4 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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