Ohkubo Jin'ya (Mikawa)
Ôkubo-jin'ya was a hatamoto jin'ya ran by Ôkubo Tadataka. The compound was built in 1614 and was the administrative base of a small fief valued at 1,000 koku, later increasing to 2,000 koku in 1624. Lord Tadataka is locally famous for writing (from 1626 to 1632) the Mikawa Monogatari which tells the story of the exploits of the Tokugawa and Ôkubo clans, the latter being the loyal retainers of the former (though the position in Sakazaki was a demotion of sorts, and perhaps the Mikawa Monogatari was in part written to get the family firmly back in the good graces of the Shogunate). Kōta Municipality holds an annual festival in Ôkubo Tadataka's honour to this day.
Ôkubo-jin'ya is now the site of the Yaotomi Shrine in Sakazaki village, Kōta Township, Nukata County. The short stone walls on the south side of the shrine grounds are from the time of the jin'ya, and there is a small sign here proclaiming the site. An explanatory board about the site's history can be found on the shrine grounds.
|Ohkubo Jin'ya (Mikawa)
|Ôkubo-Sakazaki-jin'ya (大久保坂崎陣屋 )
|Aimi Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 25 minute walk to shrine
|24/7 free; shrine
|Kōta, Aichi Prefecture
|34° 53' 38.87" N, 137° 10' 27.44" E
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