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    Established in 1905, Tamura-ya Ryokan continued business through the Taisho and Showa periods until it closed in 2008.

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    A drawing of the finalized kominka

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    Higashiyama Kaii gave me the words, “A town without old buildings is the same as a person without memories.”
    If something is old, it is not worthless.

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    Matsudai Karl Bengs House in summer and winter

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    Renovating the first floor of Matsudai Karl Bengs House

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    Tearing down an old house is like throwing away a gem and picking up a pebble.-Karl Bengs

KARL BENGS AND ASSOCIATES, Ltd.
— Architect’s Office —