How Do You Move a 320-Year-Old House Across an Ocean? — Atlas Obscura

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— by Jonathan Carey: In the Japanese city of Marugame, the home of a former village administrator still stands where it did more than 300 years ago. The wooden structure survived the firebombing campaigns of Japanese cities during World War II and will soon be leaving its longtime home to become part of the famed Japanese Garden at California’s Huntington Library. But how exactly do you move a centuries-old home from Japan to the Golden State? …

Image: The historic home of the Yokoi family of Marugame, Japan, has been given to The Huntington, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens/Hiroyuki Nakayama

May 23, 2019

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