Shachinomi Jin'ya




Shachinomi-jin'ya was founded by hatamoto (bannerman) Suzuki Shigeuji in 1625 to replace Shachinomijō. His domain was valued at 1,120 koku in the Edo period. In 1653, Suzuki Shigeo built Yūgenji as the clan's bodaiji (clan temple) at the foot of the hill beside the jin'ya. Following reigns by Suzuki Shigetoshi and Suzuki Shigeyuki, the Suzuki Clan were briefly without an heir in 1693, but then Suzuki Masafusa took over, and the clan was in place here until the Meiji period. From Lord Masafusa's time the clan's territory was reduced to a paltry 300 koku, encompassing three villages, of which Shachinomi Village was one. The Suzuki patriarchs carried the patronymic middle name 'Tomonosuke'.

Visit Notes

Shachinomi-jin'ya is a hillside jin'ya site in Kōkai Township, Toyota Municipality. Several sites in the area are called 'Shachinomi', such as the Shachinomi-Jurinna (Jōmon period) ruins, so it may be an old name for the area. The jin'ya has several baileys carved into the hillside overlooking the valley. Ishigaki (stone-piled retaining walls) supports these terraces. The uppermost terrace, probably the jin'ya's main bailey, is now a private residence.


Castle Profile
English Name Shachinomi Jin'ya
Japanese Name 酒呑陣屋
Founder Suzuki Shigeuji
Year Founded 1625
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Ishigaki, Kuruwa
Features stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Toyota City Bus
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Toyota, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 5' 17.74" N, 137° 14' 7.73" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
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Umoreta Kojō
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