Sakuma Yakata


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Sakuma-yakata was established by Sakuma Nagasuke, the second son of Sakuma Katsuyuki, lord of Naganuma Domain, as the centre of a small sub-fief valued at 3,000 koku, in the early Edo period. The Sakuma Clan was purged in 1688 (see Naganuma Castle for more info' on that). Sakuma-yakata is also called Akanuma-yakata, after the village. Since there was a so-called Akanuma faction of the Shimaźu Clan, builders of Naganumajō, who supported Takeda Shingen over Uesugi Kenshin, I wondered if this wasn't where the pro-Takeda faction had their base at one point.

Visit Notes

Sakuma-yakata was a fortified residence site in Akanuma village, Nagano Municipality. No ruins remain, and the site is now a farmstead, orchards and an altar to Jizō.


Castle Profile
English Name Sakuma Yakata
Japanese Name 佐久間館
Alternate Names Akanuma-yakata (赤沼館)
Founder Sakuma Nagasuke
Year Founded 17th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Toyono Station on the Kita-Shinano Line; 25 minute walk
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 41' 49.16" N, 138° 16' 30.18" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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