Excerpt from the house’s brochure: “Located in the quiet Sendagi residential district, the house survived both the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and the WWII air-raid bombings. The house was built in 1919 for Yoshisaburo Fujita, a connoisseur of traditional architecture. He sold the house in 1923 to Zenshiro Yasuda. When the latter’s son, Kusuo, died in 1992, his widow could not afford the inheritance. She donated it to the Japan National Trust instead.”
These monuments to eggs, sushi and shrimp can be found at a shrine called Namiyoke Inari Jinja (波除稲荷神社), next to Tsukiji Fish Market. The monuments are dedicated to the eggs and sea creatures that sacrificed their lives so that we could eat them. (Yes, definitely “only in Japan”.)
Here’s the Tamago-zuka (玉子塚) or grave for eggs:
The photo below is the Sushi-zuka (すし塚) and Ebi-zuka (海老 塚) or grave for shrimp:
Photos taken along Shakujigawa, a river that flows through Kita-ku and Itabashi-ku in Tokyo.