Shimizu Residence




The Kaga Domain is famous for being the wealthiest domain in the Edo Period. This is also obvious in their treatment of the lowest ranking soldiers, the ashigaru. In other domains, ashigaru typically lived in long row houses with individual apartments, but the ashigaru of Kanazawa lived in their own individual houses that would be the envy of any Tokyo salaryman.

The Shimizu Residence, like the Takanishi Residence, was moved to this location to create the Ashigaru Museum in 1997. The Shimizu Residence was used until 1992.


Shimizu Residence Profile
English Name Shimizu Residence
Japanese Name 清水家住宅
Year Edo Period
Residence Type Ashigaru
Features House
Visitor Information Open 9:30-17:00, free admission
Website search/spot.php?sp no=80
Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Castle Kanazawa Castle
Coordinates 36° 33' 57.24" N, 136° 38' 59.50" E
Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits October 30, 2016
Added Jcastle 2018

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