Veranda Colonial Style that Alighted in Japan
Former Glover House
This timber-framed house is the oldest extant Western-style house in Japan. It was built in 1863 and assumed its present-day appearance around 1887, when additions were completed. The house includes a wraparound veranda, doric columns, and arched doors and windows, all of which were unprecedented in Japan. Even so, it also relies on typical Edo-period technologies. Around when the Glover House was built, veranda colonial style houses like those built by Westerners in India and Southeast Asia became popular in Japan and led to other fusional works, including the giyofu buildings.