Shimada Jin'ya


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Shimada-jin'ya was established in 1600 under hatamoto (shogunal deputy) Sone Genzō. Subsequent deputies in the early 17th century included Andō Yahē, Hikosaka Mitsumasa, and Nakagawa Kansuke. In 1625 the domain, valued at 2,000 koku and centred around the village of Nodaichiba, became that of Shimada Narishige. The jin'ya, thereafter named for the Shimada, belonged to the clan until 1868 and the abolition of feudalism.

Visit Notes

Shimada-jin'ya is a jin'ya site in Noda Township, Shinshiro Municipality. The locally designated historical site has some remains of earthworks in the form of dorui (earthen ramparts).

There is a small explanatory board next to a field, and what appears to be an old earthen wall banked up beside the road. I did not know where to look for them, but there also reports of remaining stone walls to the south of the site, perhaps now buried, and a small relocated gate at a nearby temple (Issokuji?).

  • Dorui and castle marker

Castle Profile
English Name Shimada Jin'ya
Japanese Name 島田陣屋
Alternate Names 嶋田氏陣屋
Founder Sone Genzō
Year Founded 1600
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations Local Historic Site
Historical Period Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, &c.
Features gates
Visitor Information
Access Nodajō Station on the Iida Line; 10 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 0.53" N, 137° 28' 46.52" E
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Added to Jcastle 2024
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku
Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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