Hazu-jin'ya was founded in 1648 when Matsudaira Masatomo, the fifth son of Matsudaira Masatsuna, inherited 3,000 koku worth of territory from his father's fief in Hazu County. The fiefdom was increased to 3,500 koku in 1664, and lasted until the end of the Edo period. Other bannermen were Matsudaira Tamemasa from 1682, Matsudaira Masayasu from 1719, Matsudaira Masakata from 1730, Matsudaira Masayoshi from 1768, Matsudaira Masaura from 1790, Matsudaira Masatake from 1821, Matsudaira Danjō from 1849, and Matsudaira Masayuki from 1852.
Hazu-jin'ya is a hatamoto jin'ya site in Nishi-Hazu Township of Nishio Municipality. The site is now the temple Yūshōji and housing, and no ruins remain. The neighbourhood (koaza) name is Nakagō, meaning 'Midtown', and so the jin'ya is also sometimes called Nakamura-jin'ya. Nakagō is split in half by the Meitetsu-Gamagôri Line. Ancestral Matsudaira lands in the Edo period were restored by the Shogunate to various minor members of the clan in the form of small fiefdoms, and jin'ya were built to adminsitrate this patchwork of holdings. Hatamoto were bannermaen who served the Shōgun directly.
I quickly visited Yūshōji on my way to get the train after visiting nearby castle ruins; luckily it proved to be a shortcut to the train station so I was able to catch the train whilst also taking some quick pictures of the temple.
|Nishi-Hazu Station on the Meitetsu-Gamagôri Line; 1 minute walk
|24/7 free; temple
|Nishio, Aichi Prefecture
|34° 47' 34.48" N, 137° 7' 10.42" E
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