Mizukami Mondo Yashiki

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Mizukami-Mondo-yashiki was the fortified residence of Mizukami Mondo in the late Sengoku period. The Mizukami were originally vassals of the Ogasawara Clan of Shinano. Following the Honnōji incident in 1582, Mizukami Mondo supported the Tokugawa in their war with the Hōjō for control over Kai Province. The yashiki was surrounded by a series of forts which may have also served as residences of retainers or as temples.

Visit Notes

Of Mizukami-Mondo-yashiki, a medieval fortified residence side in the Nakada Township of Nirasaki Municipality, no ruins remain. The site is now developed over with housing and fields, but castle bloggers have remarked upon the narrow, crank-shaped layout of the roads in the area which suggest a fortified village. The residence itself measured about 50m on each side.

Picture shows roadside shrines.

  • Altars at the yashiki site

Castle Profile
English Name Mizukami Mondo Yashiki
Japanese Name 水上主水屋敷
Founder Mizukami Mondo
Year Founded Late Sengoku Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Shinpu Station on the Chūō Main Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 44' 35.59" N, 138° 26' 18.20" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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