Nagasawa Jin'ya


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Nagasawa-jin’ya, also called Kose-jin’ya, was constructed in 1782 by Kose Toshinaga, a bannerman under Tokugawa Yoshimune with a fief valued at 5,000 koku. In the early 19th century Lord Kose Toshimasa took over the jin’ya. In 1838 Lord Kose Toshisada took over. In 1861 Lord Kose Toshikuni took over. Feudalism and the jin’ya was abolished in 1869, at which time Lord Kose was probably inducted into a junior role of Japan’s new Imperial aristocracy whilst his underlings were disenfranchised, conditions which prompted many samurai rebellions. Deputy governors under Lord Kose Toshinaga are listed as Inaba Zen’wemon and Watanabe Gowemon.

Visit Notes

The site of Nagasawa-jin’ya in Nagasawa Township, Toyokawa Municipality, is now fields bounded with some stone walls near to the railway track. Part of the structure of the jin’ya survives (jin’ya were administrative compounds built during the Edo period by small daimyō and representatives of the shogunate), having been relocated to a nearby temple for use as its entrance hall, albeit in a modified form.

  • Temple incorporating / re-using jin'ya architecture

Castle Profile
English Name Nagasawa Jin'ya
Japanese Name 長沢陣屋
Alternate Names Kose-jin'ya (巨勢陣屋)
Founder 1782
Year Founded Kose Toshinaga
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Historical Period Edo Period
Features palace
Visitor Information
Access Meiden-Nagasawa on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line; 8 min walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Temple
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 52' 25.79" N, 137° 17' 0.89" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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