Iwahashi Residence

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Background

It's not known exactly when the house was built but it was renovated towards the end of the Edo Period. The most significant change was replacing the thatch roof with wooden tiles. This residence is well known for an oak tree that is over 300 years and beautiful sweeping sakura (cherry blossoms).

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Iwahashi Residence Profile
English Name Iwahashi Residence
Japanese Name 岩橋家
Year 1800's
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Features House
Visitor Information Open 9:00-16:30 (closed April 1 to mid April), free
Website http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/category/2015/03/post-24.html
Location Semboku, Akita Prefecture
Castle Kakunodate Castle
Coordinates 39° 35' 55", 140° 33' 44"
Kakunodate Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits Aug. 9, 2004; May 11, 2018
Added Jcastle 2018


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SuupaahiirooAshigaru

9 months ago
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This house is probably the most sober in Kakunodate, but it's also one of the prettiest for me: there's a rustic simplicity to it, you can really feel the history here. I recommend The Twilight Samurai (たそがれ清兵衛), one of the best modern samurai movies out there, before or after going to Kakunodate. Parts of it were filmed at this very bukeyashiki.
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EricShogun

9 months ago
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It's been a long time since I was there, but in reviewing my photos I would probably agree with you. Definitely need to revisit this one some time.