Takamatsu 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 : Takamatsu Castle Ruins

LocationTakamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Also known asTamamo Castle
Type of castleMarine
Sea's nameSeto Inland Sea 
Year built1588
Castle lordIkoma Chikamasa
Refurbishment lordMatsudaira Yorishige
Portrait of Ikoma Chikamasa from Wikipedia
Family Crest from "Wikipedia"

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.

Takamatsu Castle admission

admission fee : 500yen (More than high school students)
admission time & closing period : December 29-31 reference official site (japanese)

Takamatsu Castle Google Map

Takamatsu Castle Images

Castle for sea defense

A beautiful and robust castle floating above the sea
Tsukimi Yagura(left), Mizute Gomon Gate(center) and Watari Yagura(right)

Tsukimi Yagura(turret) is also called a "arrival tower" because it monitors the boats coming and going and waits for the lord to return. Mizute-Gomon Gate is the main gate of the sea, from which the lord boarded a small boat and transferred to an offshore barge.
A wide moat with seawater is doubly wrapped around the castle, making it appear that the entire castle floats on the sea. Ninomaru, Sannomaru, Sakura-Baba and Nishinomaru are arranged clockwise around Honmaru.
Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture, where Takamatsu Castle is located, is a very good place for sightseeing. In addition to the famous Kuribayashi Park, you can visit the islands floating in the Seto Inland Sea, and highly recommended Sanuki Udon (noodles) all at once.

Link : Japanese three most great waterfront castle

【west japan】Imabari Castle 【west japan】Nakatsu Castle 【west japan】Takamatsu Castle


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