Fukakusa Yakata

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History

Fukakusa-yakata, a flatland fortification, served as the fortified manor house and base of the Horiuchi Clan, who were vassals of the Hemi Clan during the Muromachi Period. The Hemi controlled nearby Yato Castle. Various Kyokan existed around Yatojō, and Fukakusa-yakata is located further south of these. The clan was (re?)subordinated to the Takeda from 1570 and the yakata site was abandoned.

Visit Notes

Fukakusa-yakata ("Deep Grass Hall") is a small hirajiro (flatland castle) site south of Yatojō. It has two baileys, with dorui (earthen ramparts) dividing the two. In the middle of the dorui is a koguchi ("tiger's maw") gate ruin. The northern enclosure is surrounded by dorui on all sides. The southern enclosure is partially surrounded by dorui and is otherwise bordered by a creek to the southeast. There site is surrounded by karabori (dry moats), and a deep creek.


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Castle Profile
English Name Fukakusa Yakata
Japanese Name 深草館
Founder Horiuchi Clan
Year Founded Medieval Times
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Karabori, Kuruwa, Koguchi
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nagasaka Station on the Chuo Main Line; 45 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 50' 47.26" N, 138° 23' 1.10" E
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Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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