JiCC, Embassy of Japan
June 12th, 2015
2516 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse Guided Tours 

Sponsored by the JICC, Embassy of Japan and AIA|DC

Friday, June 12, 1:00-4:00pm

We are please to announce that our 2015 guided tours of the Embassy of Japan's Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse have been rescheduled!

Come see one of Washington's most spectacular historical houses, the former Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, built in 1931 and designed by the architectural firm Delano & Aldrich. Created in Neo-Gregorian style, the residence is characterized by a sense of modesty, proportion, symmetry, and balance. The building's reflection of the dignified atmosphere of NW Massachusetts Ave made it the perfect contender when it was designated a historical landmark in 1972. 

Just a short walk away, hidden on the grounds of the Embassy of Japan, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore an authentic Japanese teahouse named Ippakutei, meaning the "Teahouse of 100 Years." Designed by architect Nahiko Emori and considered the greatest of its kind outside of Japan, it was built in 1960 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Commerce. 

These buildings are only open to the public once or twice a year, so come take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy these unique architectural landmarks! 

Guided tours will take place every 30 minutes. Doors open at 12:45pm, no admission or re-entry after 3:30 pm.

Registration is not required. Parking is not available at the Old Ambassador's Residence or the Embassy of Japan grounds. Only guests with valid photo I.D. will be able to enter.  


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