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.


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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