The Huntington adds 320-year-old Japanese house to its permanent collection

The Huntington has just announced a centuries-old house imported piece by piece from Japan will debut next year in the institution’s Japanese Garden.

Six years ago, Yohko and Akira Yokoi of Los Angeles gave their 320-year-old family home in Marugame, Japan to The Huntington, an art museum, library, and botanic garden about 12 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

An artisan works on the roof tiles of The Huntington’s Japanese Heritage Shōya House. Photo by John Diefenbach. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

The home is a wood and stone shōya (magistrate) house that dates to the Edo Period. The Yokoi family

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