Amino Yashiki

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Amino-yashiki was a medieval fortified residence of the Amino Clan. The Amino Clan were warrior vassals of the Takeda Clan. After the death of Takeda Katsuyori, the Amino Clan joined the Kōshū Rōnin.

Visit Notes

Amino-yashiki has dorui (earthen rampart) remains, which are now stone-lined retaining walls for an old farmhouse. It took me a while to actually find this supposed dorui. During that search I came across ‘Persimmon Gallery’, a small, local art gallery. I like persimmons – and had seen many appetising specimens that day – so I went in. Many drying persimmons were hanging around the veranda. Dried persimmons are a local specialty (see Kanzō-yashiki). The gallery owner, who provided tea and snacks, says that dried persimmon was an ideal ration food for samurai.

  • Area with dorui ruins

Castle Profile
English Name Amino Yashiki
Japanese Name 網野屋敷
Founder Amino Clan
Year Founded Medieval Era
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Higashi-Yamanashi Station on the Chūō Main Line
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Kōshū, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 43' 10.78" N, 138° 42' 43.20" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Oshiro Tabi Nikki

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