Doai Ohnuma Residence


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The Ohnuma relocated here with the Ohmachi in 1644. The house is the best example of a samurai home in Kanegasaki including the thick clay walls and thatched roof.


Doai Ohnuma Residence Profile
English Name Doai Ohnuma Residence
Japanese Name 土合丁・旧大沼家侍住宅
Year 1817
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Local Historic Site
Features House
Visitor Information open 9am-5pm, closed Monday and Tuesday unless a national holiday in which case the following day, closed for new year's holidays
Location Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture
Castle Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
Coordinates 39° 11' 39.98" N, 141° 7' 17.36" E
Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits May 12, 2018
Added Jcastle 2018

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金ヶ崎城下町土合大沼武家屋敷 [金ヶ崎] Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki (Kanegasaki)

There are two former samurai houses in Kanegasaki which belonged to families called Ōnuma. This is the Doai-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki. Doai is the name of the neighbourhood prefixed so as to distinguish it from Katahira-Ōnuma-bukeyashiki. Both homes are well preserved and I think this one was my favourite to go inside of. The interior was gloomy and atmospheric, smelling richly of smoke on wood, and furnished minimalistically with time period appropriate ornamentation and furniture. The kitchen area with its dirt floor had piles of chopped wood and old pots and barrels. The owner came out of an adjacent house, small and modern but built in traditional style, and chatted to us about the bukeyashiki.