Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property
The Suzuki Residence has a history of over 800 years, its family ancestor being Shigeie Saburou Suzuki, follower of Yoshitsune Minamoto. He was a landlord who ruled most of the Iizawa district and an organizer priviliged with the right to bear a surname and sword during the Edo period. The last name ‘Suzuki’ in the Tohoku region is thought to have originated from this particular Suzuki family. The thatched-roof main building of the early half of the Edo period was designated as an Important Cultural Property in 1973, and from 1981 it was fixed into its former shape by deconstruction and rebuilding, which took about a year and a half. The storehouse connected to the back of the main house along with the surrounding woods was designated as an Important Cultural Property in 1915 during the framework raising process, and underwent preservation construction between 2005 and 2007. The storehouse preserves many historically valuable items including Ukiyoe drawn by ancestors, hinting the historical value of the Suzuki Residence.
- 52 Aza-Sendatsuzawa, Iizawa, Ugo town, Ogachi county, Akita prefecture
- Number of car spaces
- A few
- Parking Fee
- 500 yen