Akai Residence

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This bukeyashiki (samurai house) once belonged to the Akai family who served Iga Domain; it is part of the castle town of Iga-Uenojō. Unlike the Irimajiri-bukeyashiki, the other bukeyashiki still extant in Iga-Ueno, the Akai-bukeyashiki has a roof of ceramic tiles; parts of it are painted red, true to the name perhaps? Features include the Omoya (main building), kura (storehouses), garden, tea room, dobei (earthen walls) and nagayamon (rowhouse-gate / row-gatehouse). Parts of the house have been modified for modern living.


Akai Residence Profile
English Name Akai Residence
Japanese Name 赤井武家屋敷
Year Edo Period
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Important Cultural Property
Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
Visitor Information 9am-10pm; closed wednesdays and year's end
Website https://www.kankomie.or.jp/spot/detail 23629.html
Location Iga, Mie Prefecture
Castle Iga Ueno Castle
Coordinates 34° 45' 47.09" N, 136° 7' 43.43" E
Iga Ueno Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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