An estate and its garden
468 TOKIO
[ID] 4005กกกก( ID:4005 )
[Photographer] R. Stillfried
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 3)
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 242x194
[Cabinet] 78-23-0
[Keyword] house

This seems to be the villa of Matsudaira Yorisato, feudal lord of the Takamatsu Clan, located in Totsuka Village (present-day Totsuka-cho, Shinjuku Ward). Okuma Shigenobu, who founded the Tokyo Polytechnic School (present-day Waseda University) in 1882, bought this villa in 1884. It is said that he re-designed the garden in a mixture of Japanese and Western styles. In photograph #5010 taken in 1904, the pond has been filled in and covered with a lawn . This photograph was probably taken by Baron Raimund Stillfried Rathenitz before the villa was purchased by Okuma.