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|
|Visitor Information||Open 9:30-17:00, free admission|
|Website||http://www.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/spot search/spot.php?sp no=80|
|Location||Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 33' 57.24" N, 136° 38' 59.50" E|
|Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||October 30, 2016|