Kurosawa Residence

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Background

The Kurosawa Residence was originally in the Sannomaru Bailey of Kubota Castle near to the main entrance. Most upper class samurai families lived in this area which also acted as a defense for the castle. The buildings were moved from downtown Akita to a nearby park in 1988 after it was donated to the city. The house dates to the early 1800's and the gate to the mid 1700's. The storehouses are from the side 1800's. The house itself is untouched since the Edo Period, unlike many places that were renovated, added on to or otherwise modified over the years. Unfortunately, it is not well advertised and is somewhat difficult to get to so they suffer from not getting enough visitors. If you're in Akita, it is well worth your time to visit. This is probably the most complete and original upper class samurai residence in Japan and naturally designated as an Important Cultural Property.


Gallery
  • House
  • Formal entranceway to the house
  • Formal entranceway to the house
  • House and garden
  • Interior of the house
  • O-zashiki, main formal room
  • Second formal room.
  • O-zashiki, main formal room
  • Interior of the house
  • Interior of the house
  • Interior of the house
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Bath room
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Entrance
  • Main Gate
  • Main gate
  • Doorway in the main gate
  • Wooden shed on the left
  • Inside the wooden shed (1860)
  • Rice storehouse (1830)
  • Inside the rice storehouse (1830)
  • Earthen storehouse (1851)
  • Earthen storehouse (1851)

  • Kurosawa Residence Profile
    English Name Kurosawa Residence
    Japanese Name 黒沢家住宅
    Year early 1800s
    Residence Type Upper Class
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses, Stable
    Visitor Information Open 9:30-4:30, 100 yen; closed 12/29-1/3
    Website https://www.city.akita.lg.jp/kanko/kanrenshisetsu/1002685/1009869/1002288.html
    Location Akita, Akita Prefecture
    Castle Kubota Castle
    Coordinates 39° 42' 5.00" N, 140° 8' 17.56" E
    Kubota Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Admin
    Visits May 10, 2018
    Added Jcastle 2018


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    ARTShogun

    36 months ago
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    Shame it's not still at the castle really. By the way, I'm not saying it should be, because it's a relocated home, but just in case you intended for it to be, Kubota Castle isn't on the map of castles with bukeyashiki.

    Also, have you been to the reconstructed Aizu-bukeyashiki? It's like Matsushirojou's Sanada-tei in scale.