Japanese Inn Has Been Passed Down 46 Generations

March 20, 2015 4:42 PM

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Japanese Inn Has Been Passed Down 46 Generations

Houshi Ryokan, a Japanese inn that opened in the Ishikawa prefecture in 718, has been managed by 46 generations of the Houshi family during its 1,300 years of operation.

"The Houshi family's responsibilities are: passing on our long history for future generations, and to protect our hot spring," family patriarch Zengoro Houshi said in an interview with The Atlantic. "That's why we have to bear with many things and endure it all."

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