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Quarry Guardhouse (Shichibei Residence)

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About 400 years ago, quarries were opened in various places on Shodoshima to supply stone for the rebuilding of Osaka Castle, and there are many leftover finished stones from that time, especially in the Iwagatani district. The guardhouse is evidence that after the business ended, the Kuroda clan who owned the quarry were concerned with maintaining the quantity and quality of the leftover stone. It is also a place for the spirit of Shichibei, a guard who lived here, to keep watch.
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