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  • 09:24, 10 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kurosawa Residence (Shame it's not still at the castle really. By the way, I'm not saying it should be, because it's a relocated home, but just in case you intended for it to be, Kubota Castle isn't on the map of castles with bukeyashiki. Also, have you been to the reco...)
  • 09:17, 10 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hakusan Castle (Harima) (I feel obliged to return here and uncover some actual remains. Not a bad idea since, as I said, the temple Engyouji is really great.)
  • 12:13, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ogimachi Castle (I'll totally inflate its score for the view, like ^o^)
  • 12:11, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nagoya Castle (Updated my rating to a 5 with the reconstructed go'ten now complete ^ ^")
  • 12:03, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsue Buke Yashiki (Was being renovated when I visited > <)
  • 12:02, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Arikoyama Castle (I think one of your pinpoints has gone awry, placing the honmaru in the river!)
  • 12:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsusaka Gojoban Yashiki (The terraced (nagaya) bukeyashiki at Matsusaka Castle. These rowhouses each have their own projecting genkan and backspaces, so they're very splendid and cosy.)
  • 11:53, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oya Residence (Too bad it's not open to us plebs.)
  • 11:52, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Nomura Residence (It seems to have been significantly augmented over time.)
  • 11:50, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tajima Residence (但馬武家屋敷 [佐倉] Tajima-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) One of three samurai residences located in Sakura City, Tajima-Bukeyashiki was built some point between 1821 and 1837. The house is built roughly in a right-angled shape with the entrance...)
  • 11:48, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takei Residence (武居武家屋敷 [佐倉] Takei-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) One of three samurai houses in Sakura City, the Takei-Bukeyashiki has copper plating on the roof to preserve the old thatched roof beneath. Tools and articles relating to the families dai...)
  • 11:44, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kawara Residence (河原武家屋敷 [佐倉] Kawara-Bukeyashiki (Sakura) This samurai house is one of three standing in a row along a road leading to Sakura Castle in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. The road is lined on both sides with dorui (earthen embankment...)
  • 11:33, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sanada Residence (真田邸・新御殿 [松代] Sanada-tei / Shingoten (Matsushiro) The Palace of the Sanada was built in 1864 by Sanada Yukinori, 9th Lord of Matsushiro Domain. This is how Daimyō lived during the Edo Period. Known today as Sanada-tei, the Sanad...)
  • 11:31, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yokota Residence (横田武家屋敷 [松代] Yokota-Bukeyashiki (Matsushiro) This samurai residence, built in 1800, belonged to a mid-ranking retainer of the Matsushiro Domain. Several structures are preserved here, including a main gate, main residence, and earth...)
  • 11:30, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Maejima Residence (前島武家屋敷 [松代] Maejima-bukeyashiki (Matsushiro) This is the home of a mid-ranking samurai family, the Maejima of Matsushiro Domain. The structures include a front gate, a store house and a main residential building built in 1759. There...)
  • 11:29, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Higuchi Residence (This is the residence of a high-ranking bushi family, the Higuchi of Matsushiro Domain, dating to 1765. The main residence, storehouse, and earthen walls remain from the Edo Period, whilst other structures have been reconstructed. The main gate was rel...)
  • 11:26, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Matsushiro Castle (The castle we see today was built by Sanada Nobuyuki in 1622. An earlier castle, called Kaizujō, had been built on this site by Takeda Shingen in 1560 as part of his campaign to conquer Shinano Province from Uesugi Kenshin. Sanada Yukimichi, the 3rd S...)
  • 11:23, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Tayama Katai Residence (Missed this one > <)
  • 11:19, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya (足軽長屋 [新発田] Ashigaru-Nagaya (Shibata) I’m sure samurai fans are familiar with Ashigaru. Nagaya means “row house,” individual tenements sharing inside walls under a single roof. This Nagaya for Ashigaru dates to the early 180...)
  • 11:17, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ishiguro Residence (Open when I visited! 石黒武家屋敷 [新発田] Ishiguro-Bukeyashiki (Shibata) This is a mid-ranking samurai’s home from the Late Edo Period. Its patriarch is listed in the Shibata Book of Heraldry as Ishiguro Monzaburō. He earned 70...)
  • 11:15, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Fujii Residence (Fujii-bukeyashiki: 1850 The Fujii family lived here at the end of the Edo Period.)
  • 11:13, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Iwama Residence (Thank you for the information about the Iwama family; I didn't know that; I'll correct my notes.)
  • 11:12, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takaoka Residence (Takaoka-Bukeyashiki is a samurai home dating to 1858. I visited five samurai residences in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture. Three of them, including the Takaoka residence, are located in Maizuru Park.)
  • 11:11, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Narita Residence (Narita-Bukeyashiki is a late Edo Period samurai house in Murakami, it belonged to the Narita family. I wasn’t able to enter inside this one as it was closed that day for some reason. However, the samurai armour was on display through a glass window.)
  • 11:10, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Wakabayashi Residence (若林武家屋敷 [村上] Wakabayashi-Bukeyashiki (Murakami) The Wakabayashi-Bukeyashiki in Murakami is a middle-class samurai home built in 1787. The patriarch earned 150石. The hanging fish over the veranda are a local speciality. The gu...)
  • 11:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kaminoyama Castle (When I visited Kaminoyama I had a lot of fun visiting the samurai homes, but the weather was not clement. I'd like to go back under better atmospheric auspices. Also, with some more knowledge and a better camera too. I went to Kaminoyama in 2016, and o...)
  • 11:00, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Yamada Residence (Yamada House (山田家), built in 1804, is the most heavily modified of the remaining samurai homes. It is still lived in and not open to the public but sometimes tours of the garden are permitted.)
  • 10:59, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Morimoto Residence (Morimoto House (森本家), built in the 18th century. The Morimoto family moved into the house in the Bakumatsu Period, and the patriarch served as a secretary and tutor, also accompanying his lord on Sankin-Kōtai duty (Edo Period system of dual resi...)
  • 10:58, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Miwa Residence (Miwa House (三輪浴家), built 1804, belonged to a family of vassals responsible for managing the household of their lord. I liked the street-facing wall and garden features of this home. The verandas now have glass installed.)
  • 10:57, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sokabe Residence (Sokabe House (曽我部家), built in 1708, this house is the best preserved. I observed some of the walls visibly slanting on the inside, which gave the impression of great age. The garden features a hillock with stone picnic table and a goldfish pond.)
  • 10:55, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Koseki Residence (Nice neighbourhood!)
  • 10:52, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Doai Ohnuma Residence (金ヶ崎城下町土合大沼武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) There are two former samurai houses in Kanegasaki which belonged to families called Ōnuma. This is the Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki. Doai is the name of the ne...)
  • 10:50, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Katahira Ohnuma Residence (5 stars for the three-legged cat... 金ヶ崎城下町片平大沼武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Katahira-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) This is one of the best preserved samurai houses in the castle town of Kanegasaki. The two adjoined structures c...)
  • 10:48, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Takahashi Residence (たかはし屋敷・白糸町並交流館 [金ヶ崎] Takahashi House (Kanegasaki) This old house is located close to Kanegasaki Castle, indicating a degree of status. The thatched roof is now covered with metal sheeting and encased with plaster f...)
  • 10:47, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Sakamoto Residence (金ヶ崎城下町坂本武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Sakamoto-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki) The Sakamoto Samurai House opened to the public in Kanegasaki is one of the town's better preserved specimens with a thatched roof, although glass has been installed...)
  • 10:46, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ito Residence (This samurai home in Kanegasaki Castle town is now a restaurant. When we came lunch had just finished but they let us inside anyway to look around and we even got a mini-tour. The lady who runs it was saying what trouble they went to preserve a traditi...)
  • 10:45, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ohmatsuzawa Residence (This former samurai home, which belonged to the Ōmatsuzawa Family, is now a restaurant. It has been refurbished over the years so that now it no longer retains its traditional exterior form, although the interior is more traditional. At least we can s...)
  • 10:43, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:38, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:37, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 10:36, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) (金ヶ崎城下町武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎町] Samurai Homes of Kanegasaki, Misc. (Kanegasaki) Kanegasaki Castle Town has many remaining samurai homes. There are at least fourteen, by my counting, sites in Kanegasaki where structures remain. Six of...)
  • 08:59, 9 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Hyakusaiji Castle (606 seems a little early and the legend surrounding the Prince personally founding the temple is probably just that, although wikipedia notes that the temple's name - Baekje, does suggest a link with the Koreans who settled in Japan following their def...)
  • 18:47, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Motosu Castle (Please delete this crass comment ^ ^)
  • 18:44, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Motosu Castle (Did you do a Logan Paul for the lols ^ . ^)
  • 18:42, 6 October 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Mukaihaguroyama Castle (And on the map there, those different colours aren't baileys, but GROUPS of baileys? wow!)
  • 20:33, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Oohara Castle (Nearby Hodarakujijou has a similar (but more deformed) layout.)
  • 20:32, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Kuwana Castle (My second visit to Kuwana Castle proved much more fruitful than my first. Initially I had only had chance to see the reconstructed yagura (turret) around sunset. This time I was able to enter said turret and then proceed to the castle's inner baileys....)
  • 20:27, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Gujo Hachiman Castle (Gujō-Hachimanjō is a fantastic castle site. For me its most interesting features are the extensive ishigaki (stone ramparts) and the old fashioned castle town at its base. Of course there are reconstructed buildings. The tenshu (main keep) at Hachima...)
  • 20:25, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Ori Castle (Ori Castle's most memorable feature is for me clear: the large boulder forming a corner part of the tenshudai (donjon platform). I had never seen that before and I found it remarkable. The castle mount is littered with such large boulders. Another inte...)
  • 20:22, 24 September 2019 ART (talk | contribs) posted a new comment on Torigoe Castle (When I first came up to the castle it was still raining. Eventually it died down and the whole castle became enveloped in a thick mist. It was like getting lost in a cloud. Torigoejō has four principle baileys: the honmaru (main bailey), nakanomaru (m...)
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