Suda Yakata (Omi)

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Suda-yakata was built before 1428, when it first appears to history as Kitasuda-dono, by Suda Tamezani. The Suda Clan, who were vassals of the Iba Clan, were actually descended from the Shinano-Suda via Minamoto Yoritsugi of the Shinano-Minamoto, and Suda Tamezani was a son of Minamoto Yoritsugi. But how the Suda came to settle in Ōmi is not known exactly. In the reign of Suda Sadatoshi, in the Muromachi period, the Suda Clan left the Suda-yakata and re-established themselves at a new residence to the north, the Sano-yakata, at which time the Suda-yakata may have been abandoned.

Visit Notes

Not much remains of Suda-yakata, a fortified manor hall, and the site is now an altar to Jizō. The altar sits on a raised plot of earth fronted with stone blocks. Some castle maniacs may interpret this plot as a vestige of the old yakata, but this may be only fancy. Jizō is a mysterious enough figure to prompt the imagination. Whilst I was meditating on this a fox came prancing down the road and turned into the yakata site, staying for a short while in the grass there. The time was early morning.

  • Yakata site

Castle Profile
English Name Suda Yakata (Omi)
Japanese Name 近江須田館
Alternate Names 北須田館
Founder Suda Tamezani
Year Founded Muromachi Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 9' 39.78" N, 136° 9' 16.16" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
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Masaki Shibata

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