Ikenoshiri Yakata

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Ikenoshiri-yakata was built by the Ikejiri Clan as their fortified residence. Ikejiri Heizaēmon served Oda Nobunaga. Ikejiri Masanobu, also known as Kajikawa Ichirōēmon, served Oda Nobuhide. Ikejiri Seisuke served Oda Nobuo. A chrysanthemum-patterned water vessel dating to the 15th century has been unearthed at the site. The pond (ike) adjacent to the yakata site is said to have been visited by Shōtoku-taishi.

Visit Notes

It is reported that there are the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) in a corner of Ikenoshiri Village, the only vestiges of Ikenoshiri Castle, a fortified manor hall. However, these are now hidden in a bamboo grove, and I couldn't find them. This was one of several sites that day that heavy bamboo growth prevented further exploration of, Oumi Nakato Castle and Oumi Shimozato Castle sites being similar. Bamboo is still a useful for people in these parts I suppose! Given that the village is situated below Ebisu Pond - beneath a berm - I figured that the castle and village were named for this.


Castle Profile
English Name Ikenoshiri Yakata
Japanese Name 池尻館
Founder Ikejiri Clan
Year Founded 15th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Hori
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Yōkaichi Station on the Ōmi Rail Kotō-Ōmi Line; 11 minute drive or 77 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Forest
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Higashi-Oumi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 7' 5.70" N, 136° 15' 23.62" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
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