Former Hokkaido Prefectural Capitol

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  • Built: 1888
  • Japanese: 札幌道庁 (Sapporo douchou), 北海道庁旧本庁舎 (Hokkaidou chou kyuu honchou sha)

The former prefectural offices, or capitol building, of Hokkaidô, located in Sapporo, are today designated an Important Cultural Property. The building, in red brick in a style drawing upon American and Second Empire (French) styles, was originally completed in 1888.


  • Dallas Finn, "Reassessing the Rokumeikan," in Ellen Conan (ed.), Challenging Past and Present: The Metamorphosis of Nineteenth-Century Japanese Art, University of Hawaii Press (2006), 227.

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