Tsubaki Yashiki

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Tsubaki-yashiki was the fortified residence of Kira Yoshisada, son of Kira Yoshiyasu and his wife Shunkeini who was the aunt of Matsudaira Motoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu), in the late Sengoku period. Kira Yoshiyasu was the younger brother of Kira Yoshiaki, the lord of nearby Tōjōjō who had fought against Matsudaira Motoyasu and was defeated in 1562 (though not before decimating Matsudaira Yoshikage at the battle of Yoroiǵafuchi in 1561). Matsudaira Ietada took over as castellan of Tōjōjō but died of illness in 1581. Since he was not replaced as castellan of Tōjōjō, Tsubaki-yashiki was constructed instead with the Kira Clan, now intermarried with the Matsudaira, allowed to return.

The medieval residence is considered the forerunner of Okayama-jin'ya.

Visit Notes

Tsubaki-yashiki is a medieval fortified residence site in Seto village in the Kira Township of Nishio Municipality. No ruins remain, but there is a well, stone monuments, and a signpost with an explanation about the yashiki. The site is now fields and houses.

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Castle Profile
English Name Tsubaki Yashiki
Japanese Name 椿屋敷
Founder Kira Yoshisada
Year Founded c. 1581
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Kami-Yokosuka Station on the Meitetsu-Nishio Line; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 5 minutes
Website http://shizuka0329.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-4296.html
Location Nishio, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 50' 18.49" N, 137° 5' 22.38" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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