Samurai Homes 武家屋敷
samurai homes
Dwellings in the castle towns were highly regulated by the local lord. Particularly during the Edo Period with the fixed caste system instituted by the Tokugawa, all samurai kept their permanent home near the castle. These samurai quarters are called Bukeyashiki or Samuraiyashiki. In the samurai quarters, the proximity to the castle and the size of the home were respective to the samurai's rank and standing with his lord. Samurai homes were typically modest dwellings but with the significant distinction that only samurai houses were allowed to have walls and gates.

For more pictures of these and other homes on these castle pages:
Kakunodate Castle
Sakura Castle

All Pictures..

More Photos
samurai homes samurai homes
samurai home, kitchen samurai home office
samurai home guest room samurai home
samurai homes samurai home inside
samurai home samurai homes
samurai home gate samurai home