Former Iwasaki Mansion and Garden are located
just southwest of Shinobazu pond.
Here had once been the residence of samurai, and Yataro Iwasaki, who
was founded the Mitsubishi homegrown conglomerate, purchased this land
And Hisaya iwasaki, who is one of Yataro's sons, built the current buildings here in 1896.
After the World War II, GHQ (General Headquarters of the Allied Forces)
condemned this mansion with the measures to dissolve all homegrown
conglomerates in Japan.
And it was restituted to the government of Japan in 1953.
In 2001, it was transfered to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, so it has been opened to the public as a park.
In the site, there are a Western-style residence, a Japanese-style house and a billiard house.
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