|Pseudonym reading||New Year's Eve|
|Specified type||Country designated / important cultural property|
|Designated date||June 20, 2011|
|quantity||Seven buildings (main storehouse, kurazashiki, storehouse, Higashi Itakura, Nishi Itakura, vault storehouse, front gate, land)|
|location||Oshu City Mizusawa Ward Ohata Alley|
The former Takahashi family house is a house located in the former Mizusawa Castle. The main storehouse, built in 1887, has a spectacular appearance with a fancy-style vanity entrance. In addition to decorating each room with barriers and sand walls with shell pieces, it is also characterized by the fact that it uses a large number of precious woods in a decorative manner with elaborate techniques such as seating decoration and ceilings.
The main house of the former Takahashi family house is a large-scale residential building that becomes a free and creative design that seems to be modern, and is valuable as one of the luxurious modern Japanese-style houses in the Tohoku region of the Meiji era. In addition, the front gate and the Kura Zashiki are well preserved, and the residence of the unsealed house of the Meiji period is well retained, and high value is recognized.