The house, built at the beginning of the Showa era (1926-1989), was innovatively designed. Though it is pure Japanese Sukiya Style architecture, a few Western elements were introduced. It seems to reflect Shiga's inner taste and his attitude toward family and friends.
|Over the counter is the dining room which faces the courtyard.|
The Western part of this house is the modern dining room and sun room. Sunlight is coming through the skylight. Having a sun room was a most innovative things back then. Neighboring novelists like Jun'ichiro Tanizaki and Saneatsu Mushanokoji and men of art got together to this sun room and dining room to enjoy literary talks and mutual friendship. Later, the place was called “Takabatake Salon.”
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