The Machita-yakata, situated between the Sai River and an imposing mountain range, has a marker commemorating Masuzawa Nagajirō, a Bakamatsu / Meiji Period potter and sculptor whom the site was later associated with. But the site's earlier history is obscure.
This was the sixth stop on my "Yakata Tour". No ruins remain and there is little information available. The site is now fields and homes.
|English Name||Machita Yakata|
|Founder||Machita Clan (?)|
|Year Founded||Medieval Times|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Tazawa Station on the Shinonoi Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; farmland|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 18' 39.06" N, 137° 56' 11.87" E|
|Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Added to Jcastle||2020|