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Keiunkan-The Mansion where Emperor Meiji Took a Rest
Japan

This is a room where Emperor Meiji and his wife took a rest when they traveled to Kyoto.

The white chairs on the raised platform were for the Imperial couple.

Japanese plum-shaped lamps on the ceiling were ritzy at that time.

The gracious fusuma (traditional Japanese sliding doors) paintings and a great view of the Japanese garden from the windows are beyond description.

To our surprise, this mansion was built only for the Imperial couple by a successful businessman Matazo ASAMI putting his own money in 1887.

The Emperor, the Empress and their servants stayed here for about an hour.

After being used as a guest palace for a long time, the mansion was opened to public in 2004.

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