Matsue Buke Yashiki
Built in 1730, this is one of the oldest and more opulent samurai homes I've been to. For a middle class samurai, the Shiomi family had a fairly high salary of 1000 koku of rice. The residence includes a main house and a large front nagayamon gatehouse with rooms for servants. The house contains many displays of arms and household goods from the Edo Period that display the lifestyle of the samurai class.
The generic naming of this site "Buke Yashiki" by the city is unfortunate because bukeyashiki simply means "samurai residence".
|Matsue Buke Yashiki Profile|
|English Name||Matsue Buke Yashiki|
|Residence Type||Middle Class|
|Designations||Registered Tangible Cultural Property|
|Features||Gates, Garden, House|
|Visitor Information||Open 8:30-18:30 (Apr-Sept), 8:30-17:00 (Oct-Mar); 300 yen|
|Location||Matsue, Shimane Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 28' 42", 133° 3' 3"|
|Matsue Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||November 19, 2010|