Iwahashi Residence

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Background

It's not known exactly when the house was built but it was renovated towards the end of the Edo Period. The most significant change was replacing the thatch roof with wooden tiles. This residence is well known for an oak tree that is over 300 years and beautiful sweeping sakura (cherry blossoms).


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  • Iwahashi Residence Profile
    English Name Iwahashi Residence
    Japanese Name 岩橋家
    Year 1800's
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Prefectural Historic Site
    Features House
    Visitor Information Open 9:00-16:30 (closed April 1 to mid April), free
    Website http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/category/2015/03/post-24.html
    Location Semboku, Akita Prefecture
    Castle Kakunodate Castle
    Coordinates 39° 35' 55.43" N, 140° 33' 43.88" 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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    SuupaahiirooAshigaru

    55 months ago
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    This house is probably the most sober in Kakunodate, but it's also one of the prettiest for me: there's a rustic simplicity to it, you can really feel the history here. I recommend The Twilight Samurai (たそがれ清兵衛), one of the best modern samurai movies out there, before or after going to Kakunodate. Parts of it were filmed at this very bukeyashiki.
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    EricShogun

    55 months ago
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    It's been a long time since I was there, but in reviewing my photos I would probably agree with you. Definitely need to revisit this one some time.