The space was originally built in 1868 as a warehouse. It remains the embodiment of Edo architecture. It has miraculously survived two great fires: huge earthquake in 1923 and bombing under the 2nd world war, and constant re-development thus making it unique in downtown of Tokyo.
In 1997 this building was opened as an art gallery - Gallery éf, with cafe/bar space. Many artists and craftsmen have gathered to transform this space, giving it a new lease on life. It is open a space for communication and cultural exchanges. Various international collaborations, such as art exhibitions, music concerts, performances are being presented.