Yanagihara Residence

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Another samurai home located in the town of Ômori, location of the famous Iwami silver mines. The samurai who lived here would've worked at the offices of the Ômori-daikansho, a lightly (or barely?) fortified base of operations for overseers employed directly by the Shogunate. The silver mines were of great economic importance to the Shogunate and so this necessitated retaining direct control, though defence was provided by surrounded mountain forts and the daikansho was chiefly a place of administration. The Yanagihara-bukeyashiki itself looks rather humble, but apparently it has two storeys! The second storey is concealed from without. Ninja confirmed? Actually, the occupation of the Yanagihara patriarchs was policing! Theirs was a more humble home compared to other bukeyashiki in town. The structure dates to the 19th century, having been reconstructed after a fire which ravaged the town in 1800; it is not open to the public.


  • Yanagihara Residence Profile
    English Name Yanagihara Residence
    Japanese Name 柳原武家屋敷
    Year 19th century
    Residence Type Lower Class
    Designations Prefectural Treasure
    Features House
    Visitor Information Not open to the public
    Location Oda, Shimane Prefecture
    Castle Ohmori Daikansho
    Coordinates 35° 7' 3.65" N, 132° 26' 44.02" E
    Ohmori Daikansho and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Contributor ART

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