The Katata church with wife decoration of a half timber and Bell Tower. It was built by William Merrell Vories in Showa 5 (1930). This church is in the corner of the shopping street in an old town by Lake Biwa. Address 3-18-6, Honkatata, Otsu city, Shiga prefecture,Japan Access Kojak bus from JR Kosei Line Katata station, and Katata town loop-line bus entrainment 4 minutes.Katatahonmachi bus stop alighting. It is several on foot minutes to the direction of the Katata elementary school. photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan Honkatata”Vories・Katata church”４ 2008.08.10 9：07
Exhibiition of William Merrell Vories in Omihachiman http://vories.jp/ date : 2009. 10/ 3(SAT) – 11/3(TUE) ( Open everyday during a session) place: Old city in Omihachiman city,Shiga,Japan William Merrell Vories(1880-1964) brought Japan the Western style architecture boom from Taisho Era to the early stages of Showa Era. He had lived in Omihachiman and left many architecture works there.The dispersion exhibition which utilized real Vories architecture which exists for the old city in Omihachiman city.
Scenery of Katata Inner lake seen from Naiko Ohashi Bridge. Biwako Ohashi Bridge and the fields of autumn.An inner lake, “the water area which is around Lake Biwa is said, and it’s possible to come and go to Lake Biwa from a town through the waterway spread around inland .
photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan Katata Inner lake in Honkatata 13 ” Naiko Ohashi Bridge in September”３ 2008.09.04 10：38