A medieval residence was first established by Naitō Katsushige in Ashinoya village in 1518. Ashinoya-jin'ya was established by Naitō Masatoshi in 1612, making it an example of a jin'ya which evolved from a bukeyashiki (samurai residence). Ashinoya-jin'ya was a hatamoto (bannerman) type jin'ya, and the seat of a small tenryō (fief owned directly by the Shogunate and administered through its representatives), valued at around just 440 koku.
Ashinoya-jin'ya is a jin'ya and medieval residence site in Kōta Township, Nukata County. It has extant architecture and the remains of fortifications. Moat segments, dorui (earthen ramparts) and stone-piled walls are in evidence. The residence's nagayamon (rowhouse gate) dates to at least 1626, and possibly as early as the mid' 16th century - according to records, which would make it one of the oldest such nagayamon. The omoya (main living halls) dates to the mid' Edo period. The residence is still inhabited, and it is not open to the public. The residence is set back from the surrounding roads and accessed via small lanes. The front entrance twists through a masugata (square) entrance area, and continues along a tree-lined path. It is possible to proceed as far as the main gate this way, where there is an explanatory board about the site.
|Naitō Katsushige; Naitō Masatoshi
|No main keep but other buildings
|Hori, Ishigaki, Nagayamon, Omoya, &c.
|gates, palace, trenches, stone walls, walls
|Kōta Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 7 minute walk
|Kōta, Aichi Prefecture
|34° 51' 29.84" N, 137° 10' 7.43" E
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