The Nishie Residence is the home of the Nishie family, which prospered through copper mining and the production of bengara pigment in the Fukiya area of Okayama Prefecture starting around 250 years ago.
Built at the height of the Edo Period, the Nishie Residence is a valuable historical and cultural property that boasts five kura storehouses and retains its traditional Japanese design. The house has been continuously inhabited by the Nishie family, and remains their private home today. Lovingly maintained over generations, the Nishie Residence is a living, breathing example of Japanese architecture at its finest. Majestic and yet refined, it preserves its original splendor to the present day.