Nezumiana Yakata

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Visit Notes

'Mouse Hole Manor Hall' is a very quaint name. Apparently the original meaning of 'nezumi' was not 鼠 ('mouse') but 寝ず見 ('sleepless vigil'), which says a lot about a fort used as a fortified look-out. The yakata arguably has more to see, however, than the yamajiro (mountaintop castle), which is not common I can tell you. The site has earthworks in evidence such as a karabori (dry moat) on sloped terrain. There is an old home there now which seems to be the rightful inheritor of the old estate.

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  • Karabori

Castle Profile
English Name Nezumiana Yakata
Japanese Name 鼠穴館
Founder Tsuchiya Moritoshi
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Karabori, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hosono Station on the Oito Line; 40 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Matsukawa, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 23' 36.13" N, 137° 50' 10.90" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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