Kai Nakazawa Yashiki

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History

Nakazawa-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Nakazawa Clan who served the Takeda Clan as vassals and became rōnin after the death of Takeda Katsuyori, refusing to give up their bushi status and revert to farmers. The clan leader was Nakazawa Gorōwemon (中沢五郎右衛門).


Visit Notes

The site of Nakazawa-yashiki is now fields and a park, and dorui (earthen ramparts) can be seen remaining along its northern perimetre. That dorui is now retained with stone walls but the stone walls are not ruins of the residence. There is an irrigation channel on the eastern side which could indicate the site of a moat. It seems that the site remained as an old residence (though I don't know if it belonged to the Nakazawa family) until relatively recently, but now this homestead is gone and an empty plot has been left behind; I could still see some outlets for water and such where the house used to stand. Probably it will be developed over with new, modern housing soon so I'm lucky to have seen what's left of the site before its total obliteration.




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Castle Profile
English Name Kai Nakazawa Yashiki
Japanese Name 甲斐中沢屋敷
Founder Nakazawa Gorōwemon
Year Founded Late Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Features water moats
Visitor Information
Access Koikawa Station on the Minobu Line; 5 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Chūō, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 36' 23.51" N, 138° 31' 25.82" E
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