In the Meiji and Taisho eras (1868-1926), things Japanese and Western were blended together. Since over a century ago, Taiko-En has preserved traditional and stylish designs and techniques in its collection. On gala occasions and for feasts, the palace is still beloved. Share the attention to detail and hospitality of Baron Denzaburo Fujita, who knew what “chic” is.
Taiko-En dates back to Amijima Mansion that Baron Denzaburo Fujita built for his son around 1910. In 1959 after the war it was reborn as Taiko-En to serve as a princely, artistic guest house. Utilized by dignitaries and cultural figures, it also became as an international social arena. In 2008 the banquet for the summit’s finance ministers was held here. The sophisticated buildings and garden and the welcoming spirit are highly rated.
The stately Japanese-style “Yodogawa-Tei” is the Eastern wing remaining of the Amijima Mansion that was constructed during the Meiji era with its main building and Western wing. The rare single-plate carving of a ransom is one of the interior designs that the baron picked up for the art in living.
The baron Fujita, also a tea ceremony artist and collector, collected Oriental antiquities. They are known as the Fujita Collection with some works designated as national asset. Not hoarded privately, the Fujita Family wished to exhibit the collection and opened Fujita Museum in 1954. In spring and fall, you can enjoy the exhibitions in the warehouse-converted hall.