Osada Castle (Omi)
Osadajō was the moated residence of the Osada Clan who were vassals of the Ikeda Clan. The castellan was Osada Genshirō. Osadajō was roughly 70m² and surrounded by a wet moat which partially remains to this day. At the eastern edge of Eifukuji, a temple in the north of Osada village, are the remains of earthen embankments which are thought to have walled in the settlement which surrounded Osadajō. This implies Osadajō had a developed jōkamura (castle village) surrounding it with extra layers of defence.
The remains of Osadajō in the village of Osada consist of the remnants of a mizubori (water moat) lined with stone blocks. Dorui (earthen ramparts) located at a temple on the edge of the village are thought to have been used as a wall to protect the village.
|Osada Clan; Osada Genshirō
|Pre Edo Period
|water moats, stone walls
|Azuchi Station on the Biwako Line; 25 minute walk
|Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture
|35° 7' 51.96" N, 136° 7' 31.08" E
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