We would like to welcome back Neely Mansion and the Historic Hori Family Bath House to Japan Fair!
Back in 1930, the Hori family brought a tradition of Japanese life on the farm to the Neely property of the Green River Valley.
The 10’ by 16’ small wooden building was divided into two rooms for washing and bathing. The building was restored by the Neely Mansion Association in 2016, and can be seen behind the Neely Mansion.
Japanese families in the Green River Valley built small bathhouses for use after a hard day of labor on their farms. The newly restored Hori Bathhouse (furoba), constructed in 1930, is a one-story wood frame structure, measuring 10' by 16'. The interior is divided into 2 rooms; the first room was used for laundry, and a soaking tub (furo) was located in the back room.
Located directly behind Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn WA 98092. Public tours of the gated Bathhouse, Mansion and gardens take place during Summer Tours and other events. Please check our website or Facebook pages for dates and times.