Karl Bengs is an architectural designer, born in Germany. He bought a historical ryokan, Japanese inn, named Shokeikan, in Matsudai and revived the old building KOMINKA into his office and a cafe. The building was first built more than 100 years ago. The name SHIBUI is from his design book published in Germany, introducing Japanese traditional buildings and interior design. He has been revived more than 50 Japanese old houses and awarded Grand Prize for Hometown Development with his wife.

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