The Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building was built in 1911 as the head office for Morioka Bank. Designed by the Tatsuno-Kasai Architectural Design Office that designed Tokyo Station, this is the only architectural design by Kingo Tatsuno remaining in the Tohoku region. The building is designated as an Important Cultural Property. It is a dignified building with an elegant red brick face and a high ceiling that makes the inside feel open. It shows off the characteristic Western-style architecture of the time.
There are two zones in the building, the free Bank of Iwate zone and the paid admission Morioka Bank zone. The free zone features a multipurpose hall and a library lounge that introduces the history of Morioka's industry and commerce. The paid admission zone has a reception room and the vault used since the bank opened for business. There is also a corner that introduces the financial history of Iwate Prefecture and a theatre that shows the history and structure of the building in video.
- General (16 and older): 300 yen (200 yen for groups)
Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen (50 yen for groups)
Preschool children (7 and under): Free
- Opening Times
- 10:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Year-end and New Year's holiday (29 December - 3 January)
Closed during building inspections
- ● About 10 minutes from Morioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
● About 10 minutes by bus from JR Morioka Station
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