Shoujina Yakata


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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.

Visit Notes

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.

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Castle Profile
English Name Shoujina Yakata
Japanese Name 正科館
Founder Shōjina Clan
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
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
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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