Sasamori Residence

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Sasamori-bukeyashiki (bukeyashiki = samurai home) was built in 1756, and its roof is made from thin wood tiles. It is the oldest surviving samurai residence in the historical Nakamachi area of Hirosaki. The house features a tatami-lined room with an alcove and veranda, placing importance on the value of entertaining guests, an important part of middle-class samurai life in the Edo period.

The building was donated to the municipality by its owner in 1995. It was moved to its current location, nearby the original site, and restored in 2012.

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  • Sasamori Residence Profile
    English Name Sasamori Residence
    Japanese Name 笹森武家屋敷
    Year 1756
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features House
    Visitor Information From July to Oct. open everyday except Mon. & Thur., and except Aug. 13th; from Nov. to March open Wed. & Thur., except year's end; 10am-4pm
    Location Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
    Castle Hirosaki Castle
    Coordinates 40° 36' 47.88" N, 140° 27' 57.49" E
    Hirosaki Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Added Jcastle 2022
    Contributor ART

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