近江商人の築いた町,五個荘 / Gokasho, attractive Japanese traditional architectures

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Gokashō (五個荘町 Gokashō-chō) was a town located in Kanzaki District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

From Edo period until Shōwa period, Gokashō produced many merchants; for example, a founder of Wacoal. Even now, their country houses are kept around Gokashō, particularly Kondō area designated as Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Shigeru Tonomura wrote novels about life of Gokasho merchants.

Gokasho-town, Kanzaki District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
October 2013
Olympus OM-D/E-M1

農村集落,五個荘町の街並みです。
平成10年12月25日、五個荘町金堂の町並みは国の重要伝統的建造物群保存地区に選定されました。
その選定理由は、「金堂の町並みは古代条里制地割を基礎に大和郡山藩の陣屋と社寺を中心に形成された湖東平野を代表する農村集落で、加えて近江商人が築いた意匠の優れた和風健造群の歴史的景観を保存し、わが国として価値が高い」とのことです。
近江商人たちは、郷里を離れることなく、金堂の本宅を守り、進んで社寺や公共のために出資しました。
現在にもなお受け継がれている白壁、舟板張りの屋敷の町並みは非常に魅力的です。
( 参照:東近江市観光協会)

滋賀県東近江市五個荘町(旧神崎郡)
2013年10月
Olympus OM-D/E-M5


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