In 1617 Kamei family enters Tsuwano Castle and flourishes as a castle town of 11 generations. Officially, it was a field of 43,000 koku (the amount of rice that could be harvested in his own domain), but due to the feudal lord's education and industrial promotion policy, it prospered to a field of 150,000 koku. A group of samurai residences where the vassal lived is preserved as Tonomachi. A community is formed together with the adjacent merchant district.
Photo and comments by Mr Hiroshi Ito
Access: 10min. walk from JR Tsuwano station