Kawashima Residence

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Background

Because the Iwami Ginzan (silver mines) were of great economic import, the Shogunate maintained direct control over them via the daikansho (Seat of Magistratus) in Ômori Town. Bukeyashiki (samurai residences) were also built in the town and the Kawashima-bukeyashiki, built in 1825, is an example of a higher-ranking bushi residence, is the only one of them open to the public. The Kawashima patriarchs worked as officials at the Ômori-daikansho - basically an office job.

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Kawashima Residence Profile
English Name Kawashima Residence
Japanese Name 川島武家屋敷
Year 1825
Residence Type Upper Class
Designations Local Historic Site
Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
Visitor Information 9:00-16:30; fee
Location Oda, Shimane Prefecture
Castle Ohmori Daikansho
Coordinates 35° 7' 5.05" N, 132° 26' 45.74" E
Ohmori Daikansho and nearby Samurai Homes
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