Kakegawa Castle : A Study of Japanese Bibliography

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"Kojō ezu(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 a castle picture in the Edo period is "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 : Kakegawa Castle Ruins

LocationKakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Also known asKumokiri Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt.Ryutō
DesignationNational Important Cultural Properties
Year built1512
Castle lordAsahina Clan
Refurbishment lordYamauchi Kazutoyo
Portrait of Yamauchi Kazutoyo from Wikipedia
Family Crest from "Bukan Complete Works" (produced by CODH)
adapted from "Classical Japanese National Data Set" (Kokubunken Collection)

The family crest was originally created from the pattern that the emperor and the royal family put on the kimono, and the pattern was made into a fixed pattern, and the one attached to his own oxcart is said to be the beginning of the family crest. The warlords drew large crests on the flag-fingers, used to distinguish enemy views on the battlefield, and used by the generals to determine which warlords were active and how much.

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Kakegawa Castle Images 

Yamauchi Clan renovated the castle from a medieval castle to a modern castle with a double main keep. The castle and the castle town that remained today were formed basically during his period.
Unfortunately, it was destroyed at the end of the Tokugawa period, but the highlights of the castle, such as the precious Ninomaru Palace and the Yagura, remain. Main keep has been rebuilt with wooden construction in 1994.
Ninomaru Palace
Ōtemon Gate, restored in 1995
The "Yazama"

A attacking place to shoot arrows at enemies.
scenery of Ninomaru Palace
Ninomaru Palace from main keep


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