Hatta Yashiki

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The Hatta-yashiki was a roughly square (irregular parallelogram) compound measuring about 150m north-south and 120m east-west. In addition to earthen ramparts, moats up to ten metres wide surrounded the residence. It was built by the Hatta Clan in the Sengoku period when they served the Takeda Clan (the Hatta were originally from Hachinohe) in a commercial capacity. It seems the clan was also known as Hattamura; Hattamura Shinzawēmon is mentioned in the Kōyōgunkan (甲陽軍鑑) as one of four daikan (deputies) governing on behalf of the Takeda Clan. The yashiki functioned as a depot and storage area as well as the Hatta Clan residence. When Oda Nobunaga invaded Kai the yashiki was put to flames, but it was re-built in the Edo period after the Hatta became direct retainers of the Shōgun. The shoin (drawing room) of the old palatial compound survives from this time, dating to 1661, and is a cultural property. The omotemon (front gate) is actually a relocated structure from nearby Isawa-jin'ya. In 1961 the shoin, which was used to entertain guests, was designated as tangible cultural property. In 1969 the site was designated as a prefectural historic site.

Visit Notes

Hatta-yashiki is a fortified residence site with an extant palatial hall, gate house, dorui (earthen ramparts), and traces of moats. The shoin (drawing room) is open to the public, and the residence's grounds are now a park (though its outer environs have been developed over with housing). Of the dorui which surrounds the compound, the northern segment is best preserved.

  • Shoin

Castle Profile
English Name Hatta Yashiki
Japanese Name 八田屋敷
Alternate Names 八田家御朱印屋敷・八田家書院
Founder Hatta Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period; Edo Period
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations has Important Cultural Properties, Prefectural Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Shoin
Features gates, palace, water moats
Visitor Information
Access Isawa Station on the Chūō Main Line; 13 minute walk.
Visitor Information 9:00-16:00, exc. Tuesdays
Time Required 60 minutes
Website https://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/kankou/spot/p1 4968.html
Location Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 14.72" N, 138° 38' 28.14" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki

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