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Rokkakudo, Kitaibaraki

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Rokkakudō, officially known as Kanrantei, was a hexagonal wooden retreat overlooking the sea along the Izura coast in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Dating to 1905, it was part of the Izura Institute of Arts & Culture, Ibaraki University. Constructed in the sukiya-zukuri style, single-storey, with a tiled roof, an area of nine square metres, and painted red, it was designed by scholar and critic Okakura Tenshin who spent time there with painter Yokoyama Taikan. In 2003 it was added to the Tangible Cultural Properties Register. On 11 March 2011 it was swept off to sea in the tsunami. It was rebuilt and opened to the public in April 2012.
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  • If you are in the area, stop by Rokkakudo for a visit. The original owner chose an amazing spot for a vacation house with some of the best ocean views in the world.  more »
  • If you read “The book of tea” by Okakura-Kakuzou (Tensin Okakura) or even if you haven’t, this is the plac to visit if you are curious why Okakura became the head of the Japanese Art section of Boston...  more »
  • I visited Rokkakudo while in Japan on a school trip. It was so worth it. This part of Japan is very separate from the urban centers, and the view of the ocean from here is simply breathtaking. If you ...  more »