Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

 Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

The most amazing thing is The Ishiguro family has been living in this higher-level Samurai Residence seamless over 200 years.
When I visited the Ishiguro-ke (Ishiguro family house), Mr. Ishiguro and his father welcomed me and gave the tour whole house.
In Kakunodate, many samurai residences are open for tourists, I started Samurai residence visit from Ishiguro-ke Samurai Residence.

Mr. Ishiguro and his father welcomed me and gave the tour whole house.

Mr. Ishiguro and his father welcomed me and gave the tour whole house.

Gate, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Gate, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Entrance, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Inside, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Inside, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Shouji Paper Screen, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Shouji Paper Screen, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Kamidana House Shrine, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Kamidana House Shrine, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Turtle Ranma Transom Window, , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Turtle Ranma Transom Window, , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Looking room to Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Looking room to Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Looking room to Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Looking room to Garden , Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Thatched roof, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Thatched roof, Samurai House, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Buke-yashiki area, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Buke-yashiki area, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Densho-kan street, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

Densho-kan street, Ishiguro-ke at Kakunodate, semboku, Akita

The Ishiguro-ke family  has been in the position of the financial officer for  the north Satake han.
Its roof of the Main building is thatched roof and its black fence is long and simple.
This minimalism and samurai atmosphere is so good in Kakunodate’s Samurai District.

Kakunodate is small town, once a thriving castle town located in the northern part of the Senboku Plain.
Located along the banks of the Tamagawa and Hinokinaigawa Rivers and cradled on three sides by mountains,
this town is known both for its historic samurai mansions and the beautiful blossoming cherry trees that line the streets.

For your information :

Name of facility : Ishiguro-ke (Samurai Residence)
Address : Kakunodatemachi, omotemachishimocho 1, Semboku, Akita 014-0331 Japan

Related web : Access
http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/language/en/kakunodate/
http://www.hana.or.jp/~bukeishi/accessinquiry.html   (Japanese)

Photograph and text by meguru hayata

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