Onta Residence

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The Onta-bukeyashiki is a surviving bukeyashiki (samurai residence) of the former Matsushiro Domain. The residence dates to the middle Edo period. It consists of the omoya (main residence) and omotemon (front gate). The omoya has thatched roofing, with ceramic tiles on the lower outer roof. The omotemon is an udekimon (armbar-style gate). There is also apparently a storehouse but I could not see this from the road. The home is the birthplace of Onda Jūrō who had an important career in pharmacy in the Meiji period. The residence is lived in and is not open to the public. It was designated as important cultural property in 2014.


  • Onta Residence Profile
    English Name Onta Residence
    Japanese Name Onta-bukeyashiki
    Year Middle Edo Period
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features Gates, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information Not open to the public.
    Website https://www.nagareki.com/matusiro/onda.html
    Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
    Castle Matsushiro Castle
    Coordinates 36° 33' 35.03" N, 138° 11' 49.42" E
    Matsushiro Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Added Jcastle 2021
    Contributor ART

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