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— by Nishino Takashi: Bracing and fresh, yet subtly suffused with the weight of years, the Sabō Mukuri teahouse incorporates a storehouse built in the late nineteenth century.

The building was originally a wealthy Hakodate merchant’s second residence before coming into the possession of a Mashike sake brewer in the early twentieth century…

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