Shimoyashiki is an Edo period term which refers to a secondary, sometimes more rurally situated, residence of a daimyō, subourdinated to either a Kamiyashiki ("Upper Residence") if in Edo, or a castle if in the daimyō's home territory. It may be then that this is a medieval fortified manor hall site, thus "yakata", that was later the site of a residence of the lord of Matsumotojō. However, other than its location, I found little on the medieval history of this site. As for later, the nearby Asama-goten was also referred to as the shimoyashiki of Matsumotojō throughout the Edo period. Did this Shimoyashiki-yakata become the site of a residence of Ogasawara Sadayoshi or his descendents after he re-entered Matsumotojō in 1585?
This yakata (fortified manor) site is now rice paddies and apple orchards on the edge of the town of Matsumoto; no ruins remain.
|English Name||Shimoyashiki Yakata|
|Founder||Unknown Local Clan|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Matsumoto Station; 15 minure drive or 75 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Private Property|
|Time Required||5 minutes|
|Location||Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 15' 59.90" N, 137° 58' 57.94" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2021|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|