Tanokuchi Jin'ya

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History

Tanokuchi-jin'ya was an Edo Period fortified administrative hall of the Okutono Clan. The Okutono were based in Nukata District, Mikawa Province, and their main base was the Okutono-jin'ya initially. Since they also possessed discontiguous territory here, their Saku fief, the Tanokuchi-jin'ya was used to oversee the exclave. The Shinano territory was actually larger and Tanokuchi-jin'ya later became the Okutono's most important base. Ogyū-han, Tanokuchi-han and Tatsuoka-han all seem to refer to the same fief, controlled from Tanokuchi-jin'ya. In 1863 Tatsuokajō was constructed nearby and Tanokuchi-jin'ya was abandoned. Nothing remains today.

Visit Notes

The site is now fields but the town's old regulations board can be seen here, though it is empty now.


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English Name Tanokuchi Jin'ya
Japanese Name 田野口陣屋
Alternate Names 龍岡陣屋・荻生陣屋
Founder Okutono Clan
Year Founded Edo Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Tatsuokajou Station on the Koumi Line; 20 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Restricted
Time Required 2 minutes
Location Saku, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 11' 45.67" N, 138° 30' 24.16" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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