The Kaga Domain is famous for being the wealthiest domain in the Edo Period. This is also obvious in their treatment of the lowest ranking soldiers, the ashigaru. In other domains, ashigaru typically lived in long row houses with individual apartments, but the ashigaru of Kanazawa lived in their own individual houses that would be the envy of any Tokyo salaryman.
The Takanishi Residence, like the Shimizu Residence was moved to this location to create the Ashigaru Museum 1997. The Takanishi Residence was used until 1994. The Takanishi were the head of a group of other Ashigaru so were of a slightly higher rank than other similar Ashigaru.
|Takanishi Residence Profile|
|English Name||Takanishi Residence|
|Visitor Information||Open 9:30-17:00, free admission|
|Website||http://www.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/spot search/spot.php?sp no=80|
|Location||Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 33' 58.00" N, 136° 39' 0.00" E|
|Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||October 30, 2016|