Chapman House was a home created for the American missionary Chapman and his family, and designed by the Shingu-native Nishimura Seisaku. Nishimura had, in addition to founding his own academy, built his own home in Shingu with features never seen in the area before - furniture creations of his own design littered this place, but the house he designed for Chapman was completely different to this, instead choosing to focus on constructing a home that was easy for the family to live in. The house was so unique that it is considered to have contributed to the development of home designs for some years after.
Though only the structures for Chapman and Nishimura’s houses as well as some of Chapman's possessions remain from that time, the residences themselves have been designated as national cultural monuments within Wakayama Prefecture, and hold significant cultural value within Japan.
||677-2 Shingu, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture
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