300-year-old house to be preserved in museum after surviving tsunami

MINAMISANRIKU, Miyagi Pref. — A house more than 300 years old on the Miyagi Prefecture coast that barely withstood the March earthquake and tsunami will be relocated all the way to Kagawa Prefecture, where it will be restored in a museum.

Silk producer Shigeyuki Endo, the 61-year-old owner of the thatched house in Minamisanriku, one of the communities hardest hit by the disaster, had lived in the home since the day he was born.


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