Jukkumi-yashiki was a medieval fortified residence of the Kai-Itami Clan. The Itami Clan were originally from Itami in Settsu, but fled during the upheavals of the Ōnin War. Itami Masakatsu served the Imagawa Clan of Suruga and then the Takeda Clan of Kai. After the death of Takeda Katsuyori, Itami Yasukatsu, Masakatu’s third son, became a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. When he matured (according to Wikipedia he was only eight when Takeda Katsuyori died) he was appointed as the jōban of Kōfujō in the Edo period, meaning he was an assistant of the castellan there. He later established the Tokumi Jin'ya nearby to Jukkumi-yashiki. ‘Jukkumi’ refers to the ten villages which were lorded over by the lord of Jukkumi-yashiki. Jukkumi-yashiki predated the Itami Clan’s arrival in Kai, serving as a guardhouse during Takeda Shingen’s reign.
Jukkumi-yashiki, a medieval fortified residence site along the ‘Shingen Road’, may not have any ruins to see, but there is a tall stele marker and a big sign announcing the site of the ruins. On the reverse side of the sign, which is close to being a billboard, there is an explanation about the history of the site.
|Pre Edo Period
|Enzan Station on the Chūō Main Line; 35 minute walk
|Kōshū, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 43' 17.83" N, 138° 42' 52.24" E
|Added to Jcastle
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|Oshiro Tabi Nikki