bukeyashiki

  1. Nomura Samurai House

    Nomura Samurai House

    The former residence of the Nomura family (野村家) is located in Nagamachi, the bukeyashiki or samurai quarter of Kanazawa, a quiet district characterised by its long straight mud-daub walls topped with traditional wooden slats called kobaita (小羽 板) and covered with straw mats (こも komo) in winter...
  2. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu. Here, a Shinto shrine within the matsudaira compound.
  3. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu. Displayed here is a statue of Ganjin, a Chinese monk, who helped spread Buddhism in Japan in the eighth century. The statue commemorated Chinese-Japanese normalisation.
  4. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu.
  5. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu. Shown here, the tea rooms of the mansion called chashitsu and its nijiriguchi, or 'crawling-in entrance'.
  6. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Shown here, the tea rooms of the mansion called chashitsu.
  7. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Shown here are kago, shoulder-carried carriages.
  8. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki 会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Shown here is a water-powered rice-cleaning mill (hanmai-seimaijyo) that could clean 1,200 kg of rice per day.
  9. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. The dressing room for one of the higher-ranking attendants.
  10. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki 会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of hte Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. The bath of the mansion.
  11. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of hte Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Here, the lord's sleeping quarters, with his wife scolding the children for playing in what's off-limits to them.
  12. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu.
  13. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Here, the toilets of the mansion, using sand for sanitary purposes.
  14. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo clan, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. The head of the clan receiving a high-ranking guest.
  15. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Saigo, the chief retainers of the Matsudaira in Aizuwakamatsu. Here, the clan chief receiving a high-ranking visitor.
  16. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu.
  17. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu.
  18. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷) samurai residences: the former residence of the Matsudaira clan and their retainers in Aizuwakamatsu.
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