These concrete telegraph poles are among the oldest in Japan and were part of the telegraph line established as a national project in order to keep Emperor Hirohito informed of the latest developments while he was on pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine. They were brought here by Mr. Honda while he was involved in construction work for the Ministry of Communications
This structure was transferred and renovated by Mr. Honda to include electronic appliances including a wind furnace, lighting, fan and phone. He referred to it as his “Electric Tea Room”. The current name is adopted from the name of his parents.
Mr. Honda loved kyogen-style traditional Japanese theatrical comedies and performed them on this stage each spring at a party he held for viewing ceramics and cherry blossoms. He also wrote and performed original pieces.
Mr. Honda moved this structure from his birthplace of Hanamotocho. Explore the lifestyle of everyday small farmers of the Edo period.
Sampei Ebina IV was a swordsmanship instructor with schools in Koromo and Owari fiefdoms. This is said to have been his home after the abolishment of the feudal system as part of the Meiji restoration.