Kamiiida-jin'ya was a jin'ya built in 1724 by the Tokugawa-bakufu. Jin'ya were adminstrative centres controlled through the Shogunate via representatives called Daikan - also known as hatamoto (bannermen) since they were necessarily direct retainers of the Shōgun. 1724 was an important year for Kai since the whole province came under the Shogunate's direct control. Three jin'ya were established in order to divide and maintain the province as separate territorial units called tenryō, of which Kamiiida-jin'ya was one. The others were the Chōzenjimae-jin'ya (Kōfu-jin'ya) and Isawa-jin'ya. In 1764 the territory of the Kamiiida-jin'ya, which covered Koma County, was divided between a new tenryō based at Ichikawa-jin'ya. Kamiiida-jin'ya would be abolished in 1787, being replaced by Ichikawa-jin'ya.
The site of the Kamiiida-jin'ya is now that of the western branch of Kōfu city hall which is housed in a former elementary school, as well as the site of Anagiridai-jinja (穴切大神社), in the Takara neighbourhood of Kōfu. It was the first stop on my bike ride covering residence sites in the Kai Basin that day, and I ended up visiting eighteen sites. Of Kamiiida-jin'ya, also called Kamiiida-daikansho, no ruins remain.
|Pre Edo Period
|Kōfu Station on the Chūō Main Line; 15 minute walk.
|Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 39' 45.86" N, 138° 33' 39.38" E
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