Sanokita Yakata

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Sano-yakata was the fortified manor hall of the Suda Clan. The Suda were descended from Suda Tanemasa, originally a member of the Shinano branch of the Minamoto Clan. They were related to the neighbouring Iba Clan too. Under Suda Sadatoshi the clan moved from Suda-yakata to this site in Sano and built a fortified residence in the Muromachi period. Suda Shichirōzaēmon, Suda Sadatoshi's grandson, helped Rokkaku Yoshiharu during the Kannonji Disturbance of 1563.

Visit Notes

What's the point in visiting minor sites like Sano-yakata? Even minor sites like this one have their treasures. Or at least, Sano-yakata did have some ruins. Up until very recently the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a mizubori (moat) could be found in a bamboo grove here. But, alas, I was too late. The site has been developed as a suburban housing plot - it seems within the last year or so. I think it's important to keep a record of these minor sites. Precious traces of them may be lost at any time. A preserved historic site, the ruins of Hōdōji, is located opposite the yakata site.

  • Hōdōji ruins

Castle Profile
English Name Sanokita Yakata
Japanese Name 佐野北館
Alternate Names 神崎佐野館
Founder Suda Sadatoshi
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui (destroyed), Mizubori (destroyed)
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 10' 50.41" N, 136° 10' 32.77" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Oshiro Tabi Nikki
Jōkaku Tanbō
Masaki Shibata

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