Hisano Residence

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This Bukeyashiki (samurai house) belonged to the Hisano family, who served as the retainers of the rulers of Akiźuki-han (domain). The house is larger than average for those in the domain, indicating that the Hisano were of a higher status. The two-storey residence is constructed of high quality sugi wood. The thatched roof part of the house is currently being replaced and so this area was off-limits during my visit, although one could see in. This part of the house has a well articulated layout with the guest hall being separated from living quarters by the entrance parlour. The two-storey northern wing was for the retired head of the family to dwell in. Strolling gardens wrap around the house in the north and in the west. Other structures include a kura (storehouse), now a museum, the Umaya (stables), the Chūgenbeya, now the ticket office, and an annex guest house. Parts of the house are off-limits to the public whilst renovations are ongoing.

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Hisano Residence Profile
English Name Hisano Residence
Japanese Name 久野武家屋敷
Year Late Edo Period
Residence Type Upper Class
Designations Local Historic Site
Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses, Stable
Visitor Information 10:00~17:00 (300 yen)
Location Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture
Castle Akizuki Castle
Coordinates 33° 27' 58.86" N, 130° 41' 30.44" E
Akizuki Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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