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.
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 Kanzou Yashiki). The gallery owner, who provided tea and snacks, says that dried persimmon was an ideal ration food for samurai.
|English Name||Amino Yashiki|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|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|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|