RuroKen Location Site Tour <11> Machiya Club in Omi Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture
Within easy walking distance from Hachiman-bori Moat, there is another shooting site along Suwai Street (仲屋通り).
It was originally a sake brewery and is now used as a kind of community center for multiple use named Machiya Club.
In the nature of the purpose of this facility, it is not always open to the public.
In fact, when I went there last autumn, an art event was being held there, so I had to pay admission fee to see the inside of this building.
But when a friend of mine went there, she was able to enter for free because the event at that time required no admission fee.
It depends on your luck! LOL
Anyway, this place was used for Chou’s jail in RK2.
This house looks apparently small.
But when you step inside, you’ll find it strangely narrow and long like a street.
Just walk on, and turn to the right at the corner, then walk on.
For a moment, you’ll be in a small open space.
If you walk a little further, you’ll find a room that was once a jail, where Chou was chained to a pillar.
(In the photos I took, you’ll see strange figures and structures, but they’re just some art works! LOL)
When I saw the room, it was decorated with a fantastic bush LOL
Photos 11&12 are from the website ‘Shiga Location Guide’.
Omi Hachiman City has a lot of structures designed by a Christian missionary and architect, William Vories.
If you have any interest in his architecture, I recommend you visit Former Hachiman Post Office across from Machiya Club and others.
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