Shōjina-yakata was the fortified manor hall complex of the Shōjina Clan in the Muromachi period. The Shōjina Clan, along with the Ikeda Clan, were vassals of the Nishina Clan. They participated in the Battle of Ôtō in 1400.
Shōjina-yakata is a cliffside fortified manor hall site which sits at elevation above the a fertile plain. There are the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) on the opposite side of the cliff, from which we gather an idea of the yakata's layout, and it seems that it was a square of about 50m on each side. This dorui forms an 'L'-shape, and is now the site of a small grave plot. Beneath the southern side a moat was apparently once evident, but I couldn't make it out. Another detached residence was located 'inland' on the plateau to the east, but no ruins of this remain, and it is now rice paddies.
|English Name||Shoujina Yakata|
|Year Founded||Muromachi Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Aźumi-Kutsukake Station on the Ôito Line; 35 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ikeda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 26' 14.39" N, 137° 52' 27.34" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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