Terashima Residence

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Terashima-bukeyashiki, popularly called Kurandotei after Terashima Kurando, retainer of the Maeda Clan and renowned artist of the Edo period, is a bukeyashiki (samurai house) dating to the late 1700s. It consists of a main house, a storehouse, walls and a garden with lush moss. The Terashima Family were bushi (of the warrior caste) with a lineage of over five centuries. In the Edo period they served the lords of Kaga Domain in the castle town of Kanazawa. This original samurai house and garden is often overlooked by travellers as the Nomura-bukeyashiki located in the Nagamachi neighbourhood is better known and attracts the lion's share of visitors.


  • Terashima Residence Profile
    English Name Terashima Residence
    Japanese Name 寺島武家屋敷
    Year Late 18th Century
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Local Historic Site
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information 9:30 a.m.-5p.m (Last entry is at 4:30 p.m.); 310yen
    Website https://www.kanazawa-museum.jp/terashima/english/index.html
    Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Castle Kanazawa Castle
    Coordinates 36° 34' 9.23" N, 136° 39' 48.92" E
    Kanazawa Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits October 15, 2020
    Added Jcastle 2020
    Contributor ART

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