Ball Stone Wall and Old Japanese-style House Café, Nakanogo
Award Recipient: Hachijojima Town and Kominka Café Nakanogo
Area: Hachijojima, Tokyo
The Osato Region Cobblestone Wall and Nakanogo Cobblestone Wall at the Old Japanese style House Café, Nakanogo are a stone walls created by stacking cobblestones. The café is in an old Japanese style house in the area. Hachijojima, which despite being in Japan, has a subtropical climate, and the culture mixing the atmosphere of a tropical resort and Japanese culture, can only be found in Hachijojima. It is said that currently the inflow of cobblestones remaining in the Osato region, were stacked up to create a wind barrier, and one can really feel history close by when strolling around the island. Nakanogo Café, a refurbished historic house, gets its name from the Nakanogo area, which is where the owner’s grandmother used to live.