Sasamori-bukeyashiki (bukeyashiki = samurai home) was built in 1756, and its roof is made from thin wood tiles. It is the oldest surviving samurai residence in the historical Nakamachi area of Hirosaki. The house features a tatami-lined room with an alcove and veranda, placing importance on the value of entertaining guests, an important part of middle-class samurai life in the Edo period.
The building was donated to the municipality by its owner in 1995. It was moved to its current location, nearby the original site, and restored in 2012.
|Sasamori Residence Profile|
|English Name||Sasamori Residence|
|Residence Type||Middle Class|
|Designations||Important Cultural Property|
|Visitor Information||From July to Oct. open everyday except Mon. & Thur., and except Aug. 13th; from Nov. to March open Wed. & Thur., except year's end; 10am-4pm|
|Location||Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture|
|Coordinates||40° 36' 47.88" N, 140° 27' 57.49" E|
|Hirosaki Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|