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伊賀八幡宮 Iga-hachiman-guu Iga Hachimangu Shrine

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Iga Hachimangu Shrine is located in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture. Matsudaira Chikatada, an ancestor of the Tokugawa clan, established it as a place to pray for the protection of his descendants.

Tokugawa Iemitsu enshrined his grandfather, Ieyasu, in this shrine, and later expanded it: the extension he created is the main building we see today. From these facts, we can see that the Tokugawa family had a special feeling toward the shrine.

In the past, when the shrine's tori gate was moved, it meant that war was going to break out soon. The main building is full of colors and is designated as a national treasure. The Zuishin gate and stone bridge are designated as important sites of cultural heritage. Iga Hachimangu Shrine is said to help grant luck to families and for work, as well as to expel evil spirits.
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下時国家 Shimo-tokikunike Shimo-Tokikuni House

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Shimo-Tokikuni House was the home of Taira-no-Tokikuni, a descendant of the Taira clan. After the battle of Dannoura, Taira-no-Tokitada was banished to Noto. He settled in Wajima, where his descendant Taira-no-Tokikuni was born.

Tokikuni replaced the family name Taira with Tokikuni. He helped poorer farmers in Wajima and became a wealthy farmer himself to gain the people's trust. In the Edo period, he was allowed to have a family name and carry a sword as village head.

In the time of the 13th Tozaemon, Tokiyasu, his second son, Sensho, established a new family branch called Shimo-Tokikuni. He served as inspector for the domain's salt or wood and the family flourished.

The house existing now is said to have been built in the 10th year of the Kanbun period (1670), but this is not sure. It is a big Oku-Noto style farmer's house with a large earthen floor. The garden is designated as a National Scenic Spot. The house was dedicated to the Antoku Emperor, who died in the Dannoura War, and is called Tokikuni House Enshrining Noto Antoku.
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御城番屋敷 Oshiroban-yashiki House for Castle Guards

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The House for Castle Guards (Oshiroban Yashiki) was a residence for samurais of the Kishu domain. It is located in the town of Tono, Matsuzaka City, Mie prefecture.

The House for Castle Guards was built in the third year of the Bunkyu period and 20 guards of Matsuzaka Castle and their families lived there. It consists of two main buildings, a front garden, a patch, Nanryu Shrine and a mud-walled warehouse, surrounded by Maki-fences.

The two main buildings of the house are designated as an Important Cultural Asset. The mud-walled warehouse is a Cultural Asset designated by Mie prefecture.

The descendants have maintained the house and they actually live there. There are very few samurai group houses still existing in Japan and no other has the structure of two buildings with a lane between them.

Matsuzaka City has borrowed one building and renovated it, and it has been open to the public since 1990. This is an unusual historical space that has been silently passed down to us complete with Maki-fences and stone paving. Row houses such as these are often seen in samurai dramas, and show that the taste of the Edo period is still attractive today.
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