Ohkubo Jin'ya (Mikawa)

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Ôkubo-jin'ya was a hatamoto jin'ya ran by Ôkubo Tadataka. The compound was built in 1614 and was the administrative base of a small fief valued at 1,000 koku, later increasing to 2,000 koku in 1624. Lord Tadataka is locally famous for writing (from 1626 to 1632) the Mikawa Monogatari which tells the story of the exploits of the Tokugawa and Ôkubo clans, the latter being the loyal retainers of the former (though the position in Sakazaki was a demotion of sorts, and perhaps the Mikawa Monogatari was in part written to get the family firmly back in the good graces of the Shogunate). Kōta Municipality holds an annual festival in Ôkubo Tadataka's honour to this day.

Visit Notes

Ôkubo-jin'ya is now the site of the Yaotomi Shrine in Sakazaki village, Kōta Township, Nukata County. The short stone walls on the south side of the shrine grounds are from the time of the jin'ya, and there is a small sign here proclaiming the site. An explanatory board about the site's history can be found on the shrine grounds.


Castle Profile
English Name Ohkubo Jin'ya (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河大久保陣屋
Alternate Names Ôkubo-Sakazaki-jin'ya (大久保坂崎陣屋 )
Founder Ôkubo Tadataka
Year Founded 1614
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Aimi Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 25 minute walk to shrine
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 15 minutes
Website https://jinja.dr-leather.com/sakazakizinya-kouta-sakazaki/
Location Kōta, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 38.87" N, 137° 10' 27.44" E
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