Seisonkaku (Tatsumishin Palace)




The Tatsumi-shinden (Southeast New Palace) of Kanazawa Castle was built in 1863 by Maeda Nariyasu for his mother, Takatsukasa Takako, as a widowed nun known as Shinryūin (眞龍院). Located south of Kenrokuen, the main structure of the detached palace is of two storeys, the ground floor in the shōin style and the second in the sukiya style. There are many treasures within, though interior photography is prohibited. The second storey is particularly appealing, as it has a series of thematic rooms decorated in deep, natural colours. Some Western elements, such as chandeliers and stained glass panes (of Dutch manufacture if I recall), have worked their way into the interior design. The chandelier was installed after the Edo Period for the occasion of visiting royalty. Aside from the principle structures there are also gardens and storehouses.

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  • Seisonkaku (Tatsumishin Palace) Profile
    English Name Seisonkaku (Tatsumishin Palace)
    Japanese Name 成巽閣・巽新殿
    Year 1863
    Residence Type Daimyo
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information Open 9:00-17:00; closed Wednesdays; 700 yen
    Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Castle Kanazawa Castle
    Coordinates 36° 33' 39.31" N, 136° 39' 48.13" E
    Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Added Jcastle 2021
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