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Know Kakunodate

  • Know the Kakunodate, to unravel the history

History of Kakunodate

  • Traditional living town, "Kyoto, History of Kakunodate"
    Kakunodate in 1620 (1620 years), instead of Tozawa
    It was opened by Yoshikatsu Ashina who decided to govern this land.
    Located in the northern part of the rich Semboku Plain, the topography surrounded by mountains on three sides was the most suitable for forming a castle town.
    Before long Ashina Clan is severed, Meireki years (1656) Kubota Castle Lord Satake of the clan, is as Yoshichika Satake of the Hokke is to rule Kakunodate, political, economic and of Semboku region over the hereafter more than 200 years It is to flourish as a cultural base.
    Mr Satake was from Kyoto's public home, the Kyoto culture is also well conveyed, deep trees and a heavy Bukeyashiki (Samurai residence) still retain the remarks of those days.
  • Castle town of history and tradition
    【Bukeyashiki (Samurai residence) and weeping cherry】
    Bukeyashiki Street is followed by a quaint Blackboard wall, and a large pharmacist gate at the entrance of the residence reveals its height.
    Many big trees and flowers grow in the mansion, and various expressions every season make the hearts of the viewer peaceful.Among them, weeping cherry blossoms, which Mr Satake has transplanted from Kyoto Mr Satake, have been carefully nurtured over many years, and in the spring the flowers in full bloom attract people.

    【Hinokinai River Bank Somei-Yoshino (Yoshino cherry)】
    Bukeyashiki Street Hinokinai River Bank flowing right next to the Bukeyashiki Street, Somei-Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is planted for 2 kilometers.
    Planted in Showa (time period) (1934) as Emperor His Majesty the birth anniversary, Along with weeping cherry tree of the Bukeyashiki (Samurai residence), has been named "Sakura 100 election attractions".
  • Town split and fire extinguishing

    The town is divided into Takeba Town (Inner Town) and Merchant Town (Outer Town), and at the boundary there is a square about 21 m wide called "fire cancellation" to separate the north and south.Also, as you walk along the street, there are places that look like dead ends at first glance.
    This was a technique often used in the castle town, playing the role of defending it by hindering the prospect against the attack of the enemy.Even now, after about 400 years, the town split has hardly changed.

Surrounding tourist map

① Ishiguro ClanWhile showing the samurai's formalities, a simple napped Ishiguro Clan.A Blackboard wall with a Peeping Window is on the road surface, and it is the most prestigious old mansion among the existing Bukeyashiki (Samurai residence).
② Aoyagi ClanIt is a mansion-built mansion that is characterized by a black painted pretty looking fence with a pharmacist on the wide frontage gate, a warrior window (peeping window) set along the street.It has become a public facility of the items that are transmitted generously.
③ Nishinomiya ClanIt is a representative of Tamachi Bukeyashiki Hotel, which is another 3-minute walk from the hotel, another Bukeyashiki Street in Kakunodate. The interior is made public, you can also shop for souvenirs and eat.
④ Kakunodate Birch Textile MuseumKakunodate, samurai Kaba-zaiku Craft was a long- Kaba-zaiku Craft job as a junior samurai in the Kansei Feudal Government Time Period. Crafts including the Kaba-zaiku Craft, culture, exhibition rooms and of historical materials, Kaba-zaiku Craft production demonstration, also are attractions packed such as Bussan exhibition room.