Higuchi Residence

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Background

Located adjacent to the Sanada Residence and in the middle of the area where other high ranking samurai lived, this residence belonged to one of the more senior samurai. The Higuchi were also one of the wealthiest of the Sanada retainers with 230 koku of rice at the end of the Edo Period. The Higuchi family connection to the Sanada dates back to when the Higuchi were retainers for the Takeda clan, which is also evidenced in them using a family crest base don the Takeda. On a personal note, I had a splendid time talking with the gentleman who was managing the house that day. We talked about Matsushiro, other samurai homes, and castles in the area. I missed some other sites in Matsushiro for talking too long but it was time well spent.

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Higuchi Residence Profile
English Name Higuchi Residence
Japanese Name 旧樋口家住宅
Year 1765
Residence Type Upper Class
Designations Registered Tangible Cultural Property
Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
Visitor Information Open 9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30); free admission
Website http://www.sanadahoumotsukan.com/facilities/facility.php?n=9
Location Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture
Castle Matsushiro Castle
Coordinates 36° 33' 46", 138° 11' 50"
Matsushiro Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits December 2, 2016
Added Jcastle 2018


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