Umenoki-yashiki is a site known chiefly from physical evidence and so the builders and users of this medieval fortified residence site are unknown. Umenoki is the name of the hamlet. From the physical remains it seems to have been a simple compound built in a square formation with earthen ramparts about 50m long on each side.
I noticed a lot of plum blossoms in Yamanashi on the day I visited Umenoki-yashiki; it smelt like spring. Maybe that’s only appropriate since ‘Umenoki’ means ‘Plum Tree’. Not much remains of this fortified residence site in the Minowa neighbourhood of Takane Township in Hokuto Municipality, but there is an embankment in the west which is the ruins of the compound’s earthen ramparts. The site is a private residence and the embankment can only be seen from the roadside.
|Pre Edo Period
|Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 49' 50.09" N, 138° 25' 32.38" E
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