Former Takizawa Honjin

This honjin served as a rest house used by daimyo lords when they traveled to Edo (Tokyo) as part of the Sankin-kōtai system of alternate attendance, or when they conducted inspection tours. During the Boshin War, domain lord Matsudaira Katamori took command and the Byakkotai went into battle. The building still has sword marks and bullet holes from the war. This is an officially designated historical site and national Important Cultural Property.

This honjin served as a rest house used by daimyo lords when they traveled to Edo (Tokyo) as part of the Sankin-kōtai system of alternate attendance, or when they conducted inspection tours. During the Boshin War, domain lord Matsudaira Katamori took command and the Byakkotai went into battle. The building still has sword marks and bullet holes from the war. This is an officially designated historical site and national Important Cultural Property.

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