Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya
This is a nagaya, or longhouse, with apartments for eight ashigaru. It is very typical housing for ashigaru. It was strategically positioned with four similar nagaya along the Aizu Kaido highway for defense.
This building is an Important Cultural Property because it is kept in such good condition and because original buildings that show the lifestyle of the ashigaru are very rare.
|Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya Profile|
|English Name||Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya|
|Designations||Important Cultural Property|
|Visitor Information||The outside is in a park and seems to be open anytime. The inside does not seem to be open.|
|Location||Shibata, Niigata Prefecture|
|Coordinates||37° 56' 37", 139° 19' 44"|
|Shibata Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||October 9, 2011|