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Pseudonym reading い わ や ど う ど う ど う
Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Building
Designated date February 27, 1979
Specified details
quantity 1 building
location Oshu-shi Esashi-ku Iwatani-do Mukoyama
owner Oshu
Holding group
Management organization
home page Esashi city (Esashi cultural property)
Iwate's Cultural Information Encyclopedia (Iwataya-do)


The former Iwatani Hall Kyoritsu Hospital was completed in July (1874) in 1874, and the carpenter's office was opened.
The duration as a hospital is not clear, but it is used as a security court and registry from 1888 to 21 of that year, then temporarily used in elementary schools and practical women's schools, and with Iwatani Hall office in the early Taisho period became.
It is an old fortune that is rare even in Japan as it conveys the style of hospital construction corresponding to the new Western medicine in the early Meiji period.
It was relocated to Mukayama, Esushi-ku, Oshu city in 1981 (1981), and it was restored to its appearance at that time.
Currently, it is open as the Meiji Memorial Hall.
It is an example of the creative ideas of the founding people who tried to respond to the construction of a quasi-western hospital with the tower-style and the sound techniques of the local towers that embodied this.
It can be said that it is a valuable remains in the hospital architecture history in Meiji Western style architecture history.