(image above: view of the inner courtyard)
Hosokawa Residence (Aiming for a time tunnel )
One of the first Hosokawa lords was Hosokawa Tadatoshi. He is the one who later employed the services of Miyamoto Musashi a most famous swordsman of his time and author of Go Rin no Sho (Book of the Five Rings). Musashi has become a figure between fiction and history by the countless retelling of his life as literature, manga and highly addictive TV series.
A former residence of Hosokawa (Nagaoka) Gyobu is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the castle gate. The tourist guide mentions that it was “moved there” so in a sense also this probably is a reconstruction or a live history set. Quitely walking through the spaces you redraw an image of upper-class samurai life and imaginary time, in absence observing the various inhabitants of the house.