Uchibori Yakata (Azumi)
Uchibori-yakata was a fortified manor hall of the Horiuchi Clan who were vassals of the Aida Clan. The Aida's influence spread beyond the Aida Valley. 'Horiuchi (堀内)' is an inversion of 'Uchibori (内堀)', which is a little odd.
Uchibori-yakata apparently has some ruins remaining but all I could make out was a clump of bushes. Since this was on private property I could not confirm the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) and a karabori (dry moat) which supposedly exist. The surrounding fields are called 'horibata (moat-fields)', and they are relatively lower situated. Where they used as moats at any point? I'd speculate that they were rice swamps or could be flooded in a pinch to widen the permanent moats, but the terrain here is quite elevated so I assumed any moats would be karabori.
|English Name||Azumi Uchibori Yakata|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Nearest Station is Akashina Station on the Shinonoi Line|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Azumino, Nagano Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 21' 56.81" N, 137° 55' 21.07" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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