The area of present-day Yokote was part of ancient Dewa Province and was the homeland of the Kiyohara clan of the Heian period Gosannen War. At the end of the Sengoku period, the area came under the control of the Onodera clan, who ruled from Yokote Castle. However, the Onodera sided against Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara and the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who had been relocated to Kubota Domain from their former holdings in Hitachi Province. Kubota Domain was uncommon in that it contained more than one castle, despite the Tokugawa shogunate’s “one castle per domain” rule, and Yokote remained a secondary castle town under the Kubota clan until the Meiji restoration.
These are the photos of the higher samurai’s residences.

Haguro-cho, Yokote-City, Akita-Prefecture, Japan.
June 2014
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8


Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8

Hagurocho / 羽黒町

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Hagurocho / 羽黒町 39.314262, 140.571387 深緑鮮やかな武家屋敷,横手市羽黒町 / Yokote, the samurai residences make a beautiful contrast with the deep green leaves.日本秋田県横手市羽黒町 (Directions)
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「まちなみ逍遥 Wandering the Wonderful Streets」管理人です。 I love wandering the wonderful streets, alleys and markets around Japan and the world. This website is the photo galleries of charming streets. 日本国内や海外の古い街並み、路地裏、市場の雑踏、飛行機、などの散策アルバムです。

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