Amemiya-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Amemiya Clan, one of the oldest clans in Kai (along with the Furuya Clan whose residence site is nearby, though I didn't visit), descended from the Murakami Clan in Shinano to the northwest. The Amemiya predate the Takeda in Kai. Although the construction date of the yashiki is not known, it is thought that Amemiya Iekuni lived there in the Muromachi period. In the Sengoku period it was the residence of Amemiya Jirōwemon, who was an official in charge of the Takeda Clan's storehouses. The yashiki's ramparts formed a square of about 60m on each side.
Amemiya-yashiki is now the site of Jigenji, a temple. Dorui (earthen ramparts) partially surrounds the temple, particularly to the south and west of the site. In front of the temple is a waterway. The temple itself has beautiful architecture, including a shōrōmon (belfry-gate), hondō (worship hall) and kuri (kitchen), which are listed as important cultural properties. The hondō and kuri have elegant thatched roofing.
|Amemiya Clan; Amemiya Jirōwemon
|Pre Edo Period
|No access by plublic transport (I cycled)
|24/7 free; temple
|Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 38' 35.70" N, 138° 41' 31.88" E
|Added to Jcastle
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|Oshiro Tabi Nikki