Takenohana-yakata, a fortified manor hall, measured about 60m by 80m in a rectangular layout. It was protected by earthen ramparts and moats. It is not known who the lord of the manor was.
Takenohana-yakata has little history behind it but there are physical ruins. The above ground ruins can be seen surrounding a temple, Kanseiin. These earthworks mostly consist of dorui (earthen ramparts) along the northern perimetre of the site, now the site of a bamboo grove. To the east are traces of a moat, and the presence of a pond in one section here indicates that possibly the moats were water-filled too. Clumps of piled earth in the south at the entrance of the temple are also probably dorui remains.
|Pre Edo Period
|Koikawa Station on the Minobu Line; 8 minute walk
|24/7 free; temple
|Chūō, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 36' 2.09" N, 138° 31' 51.71" E
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