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I walked around the Nagamachi (samurai) district and found three other houses that were open to the public free of charge which I enjoyed much more than the Nomura Samurai house. One of them was the Ashigura Museum which is two separate homes of foot...More
This free of charge museum taught us about life of Ashigaru, meaning foot-soldiers and the lowest rank samurai.
You understand their living life.
There are high and mid rank of residents around there. It is very interesting study making comparison between it.
An original Samurai house - lodgings for a soldier - among some gardens. It is small, but free to enter and very interesting inside. You can get some idea of how they lived. Worth finding if you are in the area since it is free...More
An interesting couple of houses. One of them was occupied until 1990 which shows that the houses are basically good. What was interesting is that too my mind samurai were rich, bit the houses showed that the lower samurai loved a modest life.
like most of Japan not much is in English, so thank good ness for GPS, once we found this area there was some in English which to explain things but not a lot, which is a shame. The houses are all open and free and...More
A small museum detailing the typical home of a lower ranking samurai in the old days. You'll need to remove your shoes to enter. I went with a guide and he helped to explain the different items on display and what they were used for....More
We'd visited the Last Samuri's house just up the road and enjoyed the short walk along the canal to these houses. They appeared far more welcoming than the Samuri's House and it was fascinating to make the contrast. Look out for a small garden on...More
If you happen to be in the Nagamachi samurai district and have time to spare, it's interesting to see these little houses which the lowest rank soldiers lived. There was this caretaker/manager who speaks very good English and gave me more information on where the...More
My wife is descended by marriage on her father's side of the family from a very low ranked samurai who worked for the minor daimyo at Gifu.
These two buildings were absolutely fascinating to her as they show the type of residence which the low...More