Fukuoka Castle : A Study of Japanese Bibliography

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"Kōjōezu (picture in Edo Period)" from 国立国会図書館

Collected by the Inagaki family, the Toba Daimyō from the mid-Edo period to the Meiji Restoration, as materials for military studies. There are about 350 illustrations, but there is no uniformity because only illustrations of castles, illustrations including castle towns, and old battlefield illustrations are mixed.

Another typical example of castle picture in the Edo period exists, "The Shōhō Shiroezu", picture of the castle and castle town that the Edo Shogunate ordered the daimyō to create and submit,aggregating military information such as the buildings inside the castle, the height of the stone wall, the width of the moat and the water depth, etc., it also details the location and shape of the castle town and the mountain river.

Profile : Fukuoka Castle Ruins

LocationFukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Also known asMaiduru Castle (named from the shape of castle looked like a crane spreading its wings and flying)
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's name
DesignationNational Important Cultural Properties
National Historic Sites
Fukuoka Prefecture/City Cultural Properties
Year built1601
Castle lordKuroda Nagamasa
Refurbishment lordKuroda Nagahiro
Portrait of Kuroda Nagamasa from Wikipedia

Fukuoka Castle admission

admission fee : 500yen (More than high school students)
admission time & closing period : reference official site (japanese)

Fukuoka Castle Google Map

Fukuoka Castle Images 

The Honmaru was built at the tip of the hill, and the guards on the north, west, and south sides were solidified by Higashi Ninomaru, Ninomaru, and Minami Ninomaru respectively. Sannomaru outside And the water moat surrounding them was over 50m wide. Honmaru and Ninomaru are all tall stone wall structures (Takaishigaki), and Sannomaru are earthwork structures. It is unknown whether the main keep was built.
It has been generally accepted that the main keep was not made in consideration of the Tokugawa shogunate until now. However, in recent years it has been speculated that the keep was demolished after it was built. The source has been found, and its existence has been debated.
Minaminomaru Tamon Yagura

designated as National Important Cultural Properties in 1971
Kuroganegomom Gate ruins

The gate that was the final defense line from Honmaru to main keep
the Seppuku Yagura ruins

If the enemy has invaded so far, the last place to commit suicide as a warrior.
Kinen Yagura
Tamon Yagura
Maizuru Park in Fukuoka City

A park centered on the Honmaru ruins of Fukuoka Castle. About 500 cherry trees are planted in the castle ruins, and a large number of tourists visit every spring.


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