Sunuma-yakata was the fortified manor hall of Sunuma Chikaranosuke. The Sunuma Clan were vassals of the Nishina Clan, the local hegemonic clan, up until the Sengoku period. The residence, also known as 'Hori-yashiki', a generic name indicating a moated residence, was enclosed by dorui (earthen ramparts) running 70m north-south and 50m east-west in a rectangular layout.
Set on sloping terrain, Sunuma-yakata is now just a gaggle of rural homesteads, but a sole row of mounded earth supporting a large tree can be found, and it is thought that this embankment is the remnants of dorui (earthen ramparts) which once surrounded the yakata (fortified manor hall). A rectangular lane goes around the whole site, indicative of perhaps a moat.
|English Name||Sunuma Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shinano-Tokiwa Station on the Ôito Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Ômachi, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 27' 33.26" N, 137° 51' 12.56" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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