The place is located in 10 minutes walk from JR Shiroishi Station. The Buke Yashiki (House of Koseki Family) stands between Northern side of Shiroishi Castle and Sawahata River. Koseki family was a steward of Katakura Family.
You can entrance from the office by paying the entrance fee. Parking lot is available if you come by car.
You can have a nice walk while you walk in the garden along Sawahata river.
This buiding was established in 1730. The roof structure uses kaya as the material for thatching
The structure of the building is simple and it inherits the Samurai culture until today.
The building is a historic site designated as a Cultural Property in Miyagi.
Sit and rest alongside the stove. You can see the beautiful garden while having a break.
In 1991, when Buke Yashiki was donated to Shiroshi City by Kokseki Family, the building was fully restored. Since then, this place is used to various events every season.
On the beginning of August, inside of the Buke Yashiki was decorated with Tanabata ornaments.
On December, "Toji pumpkin" with red beans and pumpkin is served at winter solstice festival.
The custom of eating pumpkin on winter solstice started during Edo period. This was started to prevent people from being lack of veggatables. People tried to overcome the harsh winter by eating pumpkins which are said to be nutrious and preservable.
On Janarary, Nanakusa porrige is served at Nanakusa festival. Nanakusa is the seven herbs of spring and it is said to prevent you from disease and illness.
When you visit Shiroishi castle, please drop by Buke Yashiki!
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