Morimoto Residence




The Morimoto Family moved here in 1861, but the house itself has been around since the 1700's and 15 generation have lived here. During the Edo Period the Morimoto served as something like a secretary, traveling with the lord to and from Tokyo on sankin koutai. The Morimoto were well educated and served as teachers too. The home also featured a well known garden.


Morimoto Residence Profile
English Name Morimoto Residence
Japanese Name 森本家
Year mid 1800's
Residence Type Upper Class
Designations Local Historic Site
Features Garden, House
Visitor Information private, not open to the public
Location Kaminoyama, Yamagata Prefecture
Castle Kaminoyama Castle
Coordinates 38° 9' 32", 140° 16' 24"
Kaminoyama Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits November 2, 2017
Added Jcastle 2018

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