Teźuka Mitsumori was a late Heian period general and member of the Kanazashi Clan of the Lower Suwa. Though originally from Suwa, Mitsumori's residence is thought to have been here. There was a range for horseback archery here and a family temple. The remains of a stone stupa bearing the family name have been found.
Teźuka-yakata site I visited on the way to Shiodajō, having alighted at Bessho-Onsen Station with my folding bicycle. There is nothing to see particularly. The site, which is slightly elevated above surrounding fields, is now an abandoned farmstead. The site is also known as 'Teźuka Great Castle' but I don't buy the "Great Castle" part for a second; this was a simple fortified residence which the term 'yashiki' amply covers.
|English Name||Tezuka Yakata|
|Alternate Names||Teźukaôjō 手塚大城|
|Year Founded||Late Heian Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Maita Station on the Besshō Line; 20 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||10 minutes|
|Location||Ueda, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 20' 47.62" N, 138° 10' 57.14" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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