The "Japanese House" in Salem was built by Bunkio Matsuki about 1895. It is found at 12 Laurel Street in South Salem.
Although built in the craftsman style, it has touches of Japanese design elements. The design firm was Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul of Boston.
Large bronze lanterns adorned the gardens. Custom carved panels decorated the interior.
For more on the Japanese Craze in Salem, see the entry on this wiki: Ernest F. Fenollosa
- Salem's "Japanese House" Streets of Salem blog, D. Seger
- "A mystery atop the hill" (Laurel St. Japanese house)(letters to the editor) Salem News, Jan. 16, 2018, p. 8