Udatsu are a demonstration of prosperity and wealth in this castle town built by warlord Nagayoshi Miyoshi.
In 1988, the Udatsu Streetscape was designated as a National Preservation District for Traditional Buildings, and in 2007, it was selected as one of "100 Beautiful Japanese Historical Landscapes.”
Udatsu are a demonstration of prosperity and wealth in this castle town built by warlord Nagayoshi Miyoshi. In Japanese, udatsu is written as 卯建, 梲 or 宇立. During the Edo period, they were widely used as decorative fire walls on the roofs of merchant houses in the Kinki (west-central Honshu) area. To have fine udatsu was a demonstration of prosperity and wealth for the family. A common Japanese saying, "unable to construct udatsu," refers to people who cannot afford to decorate their roofs.
Wakimachi, where Paysage Moriguchi is located, prospered as a merchant town and has survived through the ages with various historical transitions since its origins as the home of Miyoshi’s Waki Castle. Today, it is known for the former residences of families who thrived in indigo and sericulture; kimono merchants and various other forms of commerce. These are preserved as they were at the time, with their magnificent udatsu intact.
148-4 Oaza Wakimachi, Wakimachi, Mima City, Tokushima Prefecture (Access)
PAYSAGE MORIGUCHI has been registered as an official hotel operator for the “Go To Travel” campaign of the Japan Tourism Agency