The auditorium was constructed in 1916, the same year the Kiryuu School of Dyeing
opened. At that time, schools were built in an H shape with the auditorium at the center.
The carvings on the doors and walls of the clapboard Gothic style building are of uniform
design. The original roof was slate but now it is tiled, while the interior resembles that
of a church. 'Washi' paper overlayered with wallpaper covers the wall, a Japanese
The long desks, chairs, lighting fixtures and metal fittings are all original and
well-suited to the building. The guardhouse is of the same design as the auditorium, but
the gateposts have been moved to the front of the building and the pharmacy is now used as
The auditorium was used in Hideyo Noguchi's film 'Faraway Sunset' (directed by Seijiroh
Kamiyama, Shochiku) released the summer of 1992.