Tenkyokaku: Meiji aristocracy, dress-up, and curry buns

Hidden away in dense foliage surrounding Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima lies Tenkyokaku. Tenkyokaku is a lavishly decorated former villa. Imperial Prince Arisugawa Takehito decided to build Tenkyokaku after being impressed by the beauty of Lake Inawashiro during a visit to the Tohoku District. In fact, that is where the former villa gets its name. Tenkyokaku 天鏡閣 translates as “TheContinue reading Tenkyokaku: Meiji aristocracy, dress-up, and curry buns