ToyamaMorike Kitamae Shipping Building


Morike is a shipping building that served the Kitamae cargo ships that used to cross the Sea of Japan. This was a flourishing port in the Edo Period (1603-1867) and Meiji Period (1868-1912). Morike was built in 1878, and is made from luxurious materials from around Japan, including doors made from ancient cedar wood from Yakushima Island in southern Japan, black pine needles from the Noto Peninsula near Toyama, Russian amber decorations on the hearth and a gigantic monolith from Shodo-shima Island. Morike is full of fascinating features, from the parlour with exposed wooden beams, to the plaster art in the earthen warehouses, this building has plenty of sights to shoot.

Morike Kitamae Shipping Building, Toyama

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