Takei Residence

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The Takei Residence was moved to this location and is the smallest of the three homes on display. The inside of the house displays artifacts from when it was moved. Unlike the thatched roofs of the other houses, this one has a more modern roof. Due to a shortage of the special grass used for these thatch roofs and the expense to recreate it, the thatched roof was replaced when it was moved.

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    English Name Takei Residence
    Japanese Name 旧武居家住宅
    Year Latter Edo Period
    Residence Type Lower Class
    Features House
    Visitor Information Open 9:00-17:00, last entry 16:30; 210 yen admission for all three houses
    Website http://sakuraseeing.city.sakura.lg.jp/en/discover/history03.html
    Location Sakura, Chiba Prefecture
    Castle Sakura Castle
    Coordinates 35° 43' 0.05" N, 140° 13' 27.80" E
    Sakura Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits March 22, 2008
    Added Jcastle 2018

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    57 months ago
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    武居武家屋敷 [佐倉] Takei-Bukeyashiki (Sakura)

    One of three samurai houses in Sakura City, the Takei-Bukeyashiki has copper plating on the roof to preserve the old thatched roof beneath. Tools and articles relating to the families daily life are preserved in the home. This type of home, smaller in scale, was for lower-middle class ranking retainers. The interior is cosy and shutting the shōji doors makes the rooms quite dark. Even though this house isn’t so grand, care is taken in hospitality: there is a Zashiki (reception room) and two toilets – one being for the exclusive use of guests. From the hospitality afforded guests, we know how important a samurai's reputation was to him. There are also little models of bukeyashiki displayed in the home.