hokkaido prefectural governments old branch office in hakodate

The Hokkaido Prefectural Government's Old Branch Office In Hakodate was built In 1909 and was restored in 1982 together with the construction of an adjacent park.

One of its main features is a portico; the two-story roof is supported by four huge Column capitals (Corinthian order) and pillars which bulge Slightly in the middle (Entasis-style).

This Western-style structure is highly valued. as it shows the Hakodate of the late Meiji period as well as history of Hokkaido Colonization. Because of its historical significance, the Hokkaido Government designated it as a tangible asset In 1985.

Today. Its first floor serves as a Motomachi tourist information office. and the second floor Is open to the public as a Hakodate City museum of photograph history." where valuable photography equipment and documents are displayed to show Hakodate's history as an early hub of photography in Hokkaido.

Direction Walk 0.02 km or 0 mins north west from last photo
Info F 5.0 2.5 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Date 2006:10:31 18:10:34 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT Width 3456
Height 2304 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 20.0 mm Exposure 2.5
F Number 5.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 4.32 m
Latitude 41.7653333333333 Longitude 140.7095
Altitude 0 m File Size 1058 kB
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