Minato Mirai 21 / China Town,Kanagawa
Built in 1926, this was the residence of a silk yarn trader. You can have tea there while feeling the season.
This is a mansion built as a private residence of a silk yarn trader, Mr. Ehrismann, in 1926. It was designed by Antonin Raymond, who had a great influence on the Japanese architectural world. The residence was moved to the current location and reconstructed in 1990, and on its first floor, there is a drawing room with a fireplace and a sun parlor from which the garden can be viewed. Displaying photographs and drawings and holding events, the second floor is used as a reference library for the European-style buildings in the Yamate area. The hall in the basement is a rental space. The former kitchen area is now used as a coffee shop, and there are counter seats as well as table seats by a big window. The view from the big window is full of green, and you can have tea there while feeling the season. It is a ten-minute walk from the Minato-mirai subway line Motomachi Chinatown Station, or a fifteen-minute walk from the JR line Ishikawa-cho Station.