The Taisho era in Japan was from 1912 to 1926.
The romanticism in Europe inspired the era in various fields like literature, movie, policy and thought.
That is to say that Japanese adapted the Western style in their own way.
You can see that heritage in architecture which is used in various places even now.
In Kawagoe I can find them easily.
This is of a small restaurant into an alley.
This building is registered as a tangible cultural asset
The owner needs to report house’s maintenance to the government but he can receive the subsidy for repair.
You can enjoy eating a full-course meal of French cooking.
This is of a local bank.
This building was built in 1918 and is three-stories tall.
This building remained safely though the massive earthquake happened.
This is of a museum but it was built as an imported bicycle shop in 1915.
On the other hand among the old buildings there are a lot designed from eastern architecture.
Anyway the western and eastern style buildings exist side-by-side in Kawagoe city.