Maejima Residence




The oldest residence in Matsushiro. The Maejima clan were loyal retainers of the Sanada from early times. Family members are also said to have served with Masayuki and Nobushige at Kudoyama. The Maejima lived in this house until the early 1900's. It is a Prefectural Treasure.

  • Maejima Residence front gate
  • Maejima Residence
  • Storehouse
  • Maejima Residence
  • House and garden
  • Garden
  • House
  • Interior
  • Interior room
  • Map

  • Maejima Residence Profile
    English Name Maejima Residence
    Japanese Name 旧前島家住宅
    Year 1759
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Prefectural Treasure
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information open 9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30); free admission
    Location Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture
    Castle Matsushiro Castle
    Coordinates 36° 33' 38.16" N, 138° 12' 20.48" E
    Matsushiro Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits December 2, 2016
    Added Jcastle 2018

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    前島武家屋敷 [松代] Maejima-bukeyashiki (Matsushiro)

    This is the home of a mid-ranking samurai family, the Maejima of Matsushiro Domain. The structures include a front gate, a store house and a main residential building built in 1759. There is a large front garden with coy pond. Inside the earthy orange colours of the walls show the beauty of traditional architecture. Books containing the family's history are lying on a table in the drawing room. The roof of the house is covered in metal plating. This is to protect the thatched roofing below from deterioration.