Found where else? At Shikoku Mura, of course. My fifth instalment of my Shikoku Mura posts. More up soon. I think...
Anyhoo, if you haven't read the previous posts on Shikoku Mura, do click on these links:
Glimpse of common people dwellings
Encounter the traditional face of Japan
Family home of olden time
OK, now back to the post today.
This is Okunojima Lighthouse (Okunojima todai). Okunojima is a small island, just 4KM in circumference and located just offshore from Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture. It was built in 1893 and was first used on May 15, 1894.
During World War II, Okunojima Island removed all maps of the area for security purposes. It survived the war and continued to be in use until 1992 when it became structurally obsolete.
This was the lighthouse keeper's home.
The interior of the lighthouse keeper's home of Cape Isaki with its Western style furnishing. Lighthouses and lighthouse keepers' houses were built by British architects back then.
There are a number of lighthouse keepers home at Shikoku Mura - from Nabeshima, Cape Esaki and Kudako Island.
The houses are stone built but the interior differ between those which were built at early Meiji period and at later period. The latter is notable for its Japanese style rooms that came with closets.
and what is this? An ofuro?
I did look for the loo (you know I can't resist doing that). Found and used one... of the modern type, with tap water. There's a toilet here up on the hill for those needing a loo break. ahahah