Ashimori Karou Yashiki (Sugihara Residence)

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Although small, this dwelling is quite ornate for its size, with a large genkan (entrance parlour). It belonged to the karō (chief retainer) of Ashimori Domain, a heriditary position held by the Sugihara family who were related to the ruling Kinoshita Clan. It is known locally simply as ‘samurai-yashiki’. It is remarkably preserved, and is surrounded by persimmon trees. In addition to the main residence there is a nagayamon (rowhouse-gate) and kura (storehouses). The nagayamon hosts a cosy tea room.

  • Main gate and residence beyond

  • Ashimori Karou Yashiki (Sugihara Residence) Profile
    English Name Ashimori Karou Yashiki (Sugihara Residence)
    Japanese Name 足守藩家老屋敷・旧足守藩侍屋敷
    Year Edo Period
    Residence Type Upper Class
    Designations Important Cultural Property, Prefectural Historic Site
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information 9:30-4:30; free
    Location Okayama, Okayama Prefecture
    Castle Ashimori Jin'ya
    Coordinates 34° 43' 44.36" N, 133° 48' 6.48" E
    Ashimori Jin'ya and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Added Jcastle 2022
    Contributor ART

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