Ishiguro Residence (Kakunodate)


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The Ishiguro Residence is the oldest samurai home in Kakunodate. The Ishiguro were in charge of finances for the domain and the highest ranking retainer to the the Satake. Despite the high rank, the house is fairly modest but does display some subtle points that are significant of an upper class samurai such as the style of garden and the blackened fence around the house. This is the oldest remaining house in Kakunodate. The family still lives in part of the house so only a portion is open to the public.

  • House
  • House
  • Gate
  • Gate
  • Gate
  • Formal Entrance
  • Inside the house
  • Inside the house
  • Inside the house
  • House
  • Inside the house
  • Pattern above the door to let through light
  • Light shining through
  • Garden
  • Entrance go the warehouses from inside the main house
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse

  • Ishiguro Residence Profile
    English Name Ishiguro Residence
    Japanese Name 石黒家
    Year Early 1800's
    Residence Type Upper Class
    Designations Local Historic Site
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information open 9:00-17:00; 400 yen admission
    Location Semboku, Akita Prefecture
    Castle Kakunodate Castle
    Coordinates 39° 36' 4.32" N, 140° 33' 42.05" E
    Kakunodate Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits Aug 9, 2004; May 11, 2018
    Added Jcastle 2018

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