“Onshi” means a gift from the Emperor and “Kaikan” means a hall in Japanese. Onshikaikan Hall was built with a gift from the Empress Dowager, with the support of an association Osaka, Kyoto and 10 prefectures. This hall was often used for meetings of the residents’ association as well as tanka and haiku groups. The building had a room the size of 44 tatami mats with a stage in the front, but as the population aged, the tatami was replaced with flooring to enable wheelchair access and the facility was made barrier-free.
※This place was designated as registered tangible cultural properties of Japan.