Takanishi Residence

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The Kaga Domain is famous for being the wealthiest domain in the Edo Period. This is also obvious in their treatment of the lowest ranking soldiers, the ashigaru. In other domains, ashigaru typically lived in long row houses with individual apartments, but the ashigaru of Kanazawa lived in their own individual houses that would be the envy of any Tokyo salaryman.

The Takanishi Residence, like the Shimizu Residence was moved to this location to create the Ashigaru Museum 1997. The Takanishi Residence was used until 1994. The Takanishi were the head of a group of other Ashigaru so were of a slightly higher rank than other similar Ashigaru.

  • Entrance
  • Side of the Takanishi residence
  • Garden
  • O-zashiki, the main room for entertaining
  • Nando, storage room
  • Cha-no-ma, dining room
  • Nagashi, the kitchen area
  • Interior rooms
  • Bathroom
  • Layout of the house
  • Illustration of a section of ashigaru homes

  • Takanishi Residence Profile
    English Name Takanishi Residence
    Japanese Name 高西家住宅
    Year Edo Period
    Residence Type Ashigaru
    Features House
    Visitor Information Open 9:30-17:00, free admission
    Website http://www.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/spot search/spot.php?sp no=80
    Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Castle Kanazawa Castle
    Coordinates 36° 33' 58.00" N, 136° 39' 0.00" E
    Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits October 30, 2016
    Added Jcastle 2018

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