IMG_6612 Matsutama castle sits on Katsuyama Hill and is classified as a castle on a flat hilltop (132m). The south and north peaks of Katsuyama Hill were leveled to...
Matsutama castle sits on Katsuyama Hill and is classified as a castle on a flat hilltop (132m). The south and north peaks of Katsuyama Hill were leveled to…
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IMG_6633 Small-scale model of the castle.
Small-scale model of the castle.
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IMG_6646 The stone walls of the castle are one of its features and Nobori-Ishigaki (ascending stone walls) are the most distinctive, being one of the few and grandest in...
The stone walls of the castle are one of its features and Nobori-Ishigaki (ascending stone walls) are the most distinctive, being one of the few and grandest in…
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IMG_6682 Sujigane gate is the most strongly fortified and final gate of the castle. It is almost completely covered and reinforced with metal.
Sujigane gate is the most strongly fortified and final gate of the castle. It is almost completely covered and reinforced with metal.
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IMG_6747 Tenjin turret. This turret protected the northeast part of the castle. It also served as a shrine in honor of Sugawara Michizane, a great scholar in the 9th...
Tenjin turret. This turret protected the northeast part of the castle. It also served as a shrine in honor of Sugawara Michizane, a great scholar in the 9th…
IMG_6743 Uchibei (inner wall) and Shikiri-gate: this structure was built for defense of the northwest area. It was destroyed by fire after being struck by a lightning in...
Uchibei (inner wall) and Shikiri-gate: this structure was built for defense of the northwest area. It was destroyed by fire after being struck by a lightning in…

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