Takeshita Noritsune Yashiki

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The Noritsune-yashiki was the medieval fortified residence of Takeshita Noritsune, constructed in the early 14th century. The residence is believed to have been inhabited up until 1600.

For more information see: Ishida Castle (Mikawa)

Visit Notes

The Noritsune-yashiki is a medieval residence site just north of Ishida Castle. Based on the terrain and remains in the vicinity – and this is just speculation – but the yashiki may have been converted into a satellite fortification of Ishida Castle from 1590. Or the yashiki was located elsewhere on the plain and I stumbled upon some outer ruins of Ishidajō whilst searching for it! I have not found a reliable source pinpointing exactly where this site was meant to be, but I checked out the site indicated on a map I did have, and, this took me to a site on the ridge. Admittedly this site couldn’t’ve have accommodated anything but a small residence, but it looked like a fortification site (some yashiki were also built on elevation). The ridge was flattened and the edges were heaped up as with dorui. Below the ridge there are rice paddies; if this terrain was a bog or rice swamps before too then it would’ve formed a natural moat for the fortified ridge above. Whether a satellite fort of Ishida Castle or the yashiki site, I found something so I’m happy about that.

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Castle Profile
English Name Takeshita Noritsune Yashiki
Japanese Name 竹下範経屋敷
Founder Takeshita Noritsune
Year Founded 1330s
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui, Kuruwa
Visitor Information
Access Nodajō Station on the Iida Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Mountain / Fields
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 53' 25.94" N, 137° 29' 8.23" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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