Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki


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Itagaki-Kanenobu-yashiki was the fortified residence of Itagaki Kanenobu. Kanenobu was originally called Takeda Saburō, and he was the third son of Takeda Nobuyoshi. He founded the Itagaki Clan as Itagaki Kanenobu, taking the 'Nobu' from his father's name. Takeda Nobuyoshi fought at the Battle of Ichinotani but was exiled in 1190 following the defeat of the Takeda Clan by Minamoto Yoritomo. One of his descendents, Itagaki Nobutaka, served Takeda Shingen.

Visit Notes

Nothing remains of this early medieval fortified residence site, Itagaki-Kanenobu-yashiki, which is located adjacent to Kai-Zenkōji. The site is now vineyards, fields, houses and workshops. I viewed the site from above by cycling along the road there. Despite the age of the site archaelogical findings have been unearthed including post holes for structures. There is also a curious mound in one of the fields called Ponpoko-źuka. It is a small kofun (ancient burial mound) and its name derives from a rain-making festival practiced by drum-beating locals up until the Meiji Restoration, though it is not known what relation the kofun had to the festival. After checking out the yashiki site I then visited Kai-Zenkōji.


Castle Profile
English Name Itagaki Kanenobu Yashiki
Japanese Name 板垣兼信屋敷
Founder Itagaki Kanenobu
Year Founded 13th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Zenkōji Station on the Minobu Line; 14 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 49.68" N, 138° 35' 42.65" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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