Nagaya-mon (Nagaya Gate) in Miyagi Prefecture
Former Nagaya Gate of the House of the Takeda Family
This is English site
- Original location
- Tajiri Town, Toda County, Miyagi Prefecture (now Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture)
- Period of construction
- Late 19th century (Meiji period)
- Floor space
- 68.7m2 (18.8 tsubo)
- Hip roof, thatched roof
- Mr. Kan-ichi Takeda
- Tangible cultural property No. 8 of Kawasaki Town, Miyagi Prefecture (designated in 2005)
- Supervisor: Dr. Kazuo Kusano, Professor Emeritus at Tohoku Institute of Technology
This gate stood on the front entrance of the residence of the Takeda family, who farmed the land in the former Tajiri Town, Toda County, in the northern part of Miyagi Prefecture.
Tajiri Town, where this gate was located, is on the Osaki Plain and has gentle mountainous areas and rice paddies.
Characteristics of the gate
In the northern part of Miyagi Prefecture, the nagaya-mon, with a warehouse and a barn on both sides of the gate in front of the residence, was popular. It is almost certain that this gate was built at the end of the Edo period. This can be considered the prototype of the nagaya-mon.
Floor plan of the Nagaya-mon