Nakagaya Yakata


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The Jōkyō Uprising occured in 1686 in Azumi, which was part of Matsumoto Domain, the feifdom of Lord Mizuno Tadanao. When the domain tried to raise the tax rates to something like 70% of earnings, the peasants revolted. The revolt was lead by village headman (the village was possibly Nakagaya), Tada Kasuke, who instigated the revolt and so the event is also called the Kasuke Uprising. Tada Kasuke was executed, a martyr of the peasants. The site of Nakagaya-yakata was also later the residence of Tada Kasuke and is now the center of his legacy, where locals still pay homage to his brave sacrifice.

Visit Notes

Nakagaya-yakata, the eleventh stop on my "Yakata Tour", is famous as the site of the yashiki (residence) of Tada Kansuke. There are explanation boards, Tada family graves, and even a moat and embankment segment to behold. The site is now a shrine.


Castle Profile
English Name Nakagaya Yakata
Japanese Name 中萱館
Alternate Names 多田加助宅
Founder Later: Tada Kasuke, Originally: ???
Year Founded Medieval Times
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori, Dorui, Kuruwa
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Nakagaya Station on the Oito Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 40 minutes
Location Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 16' 29.60" N, 137° 53' 45.10" E
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Added to Jcastle 2020
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