Kose Yashiki (Kai)
Kose-yashiki was the fortified residence of the Kose Clan, which was descended from Takeda Nobumitsu. The Muromachi period bukeyashiki is believed to have been surrounded by moats and earthen ramparts.
The site of Kose-yashiki is now fields and no ruins remain. The Gowari River flows by and it is thought this water body was used as a moat for the bukeyashiki. There is also an irrigation channel surrounding the yashiki site which runs in right-angled path between two points along the Gowari, forming a triangle shape. I doubt the residence's footprint was actually triangular, so perhaps the Gowari's course was subsequently straightened at a diagonal intersection through the residence site (or perhaps the irrigation channel is just modern! But castle bloggers mention it so I thought I'd speculate too). The site was subject to repeated flooding in the past.
|Kai Kose Yashiki
|Pre Edo Period
|Kai-Sumiyoshi Station on the Minobu Line; 30 minute walk
|24/7 free; fields
|Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 37' 36.73" N, 138° 34' 54.41" E
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