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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.

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Portrait of Matsudaira Kiyoyasu from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Matsudaira Clan 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.
Portrait of Honda Tadakatsu from Wikipedia

"One of the strongest warlords in the Warring States period"
There is a legend he participated in 57 battles in his lifetime, both large and small, but did not suffer a single scar in any battle.
LocationOkazaki City, Aichi Prefecture
Also known asRyū Castle (simply means it is protected by the power of Dradon)
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt. Ryūtōzan
Elevation20m
ConditionReconstructed main keep
DesignationOkazaki City Historic Sites
Year builtabout 1455
Abolished1873
Castle lordSaigō Tugiyori
Refurbishment lordMatsudaira Kiyoyasu

Okazaki Castle admission

admission fee : 200yen (over junior high school sttudents) 100yen (child)
admission time : am9-pm5
closing period : December 29-31  reference official site

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Okazaki Castle Images

Matsudaira Takechiyo (childhood name of Ieyasu), born at this castle in 1542, was later taken hostage to the Imagawa family and spent a difficult childhood.
He returned to Okazaki Castle as a residence after the "Battle of Okehazama", where he leveled the Mikawa region. This hilltop style castle was originally built using the hills, however, it was regarded as a sacred place for Tokugawa Clan after the "Battle of Sekigahara".
the castle was made into a modern castle by Honda Yasunori, rebuilt and a three structure-three floor main keep was built in 1617.
Stone wall by unshaped stones

This type of stacking is called " Nozura-zumi (野面積み)", comparatively weak and high walls cannot be built. It also provides many footholds and handholds making it relatively easy for attackers to climb.
Seikai Moat

The trench on the north side of Honmaru to protect main buildings. It is a short moat ,draw a gentle curve, narrow width. The remains of the medieval castle are well preserved and enjoyable.
The water well for the first bath of baby "Takechiyo"
Noh theater of Ninomaru
Daiju-ji Temple

The family temple of Tokugawa, where the tombs of successive heads and the plaques of successive generals are kept. You can see Okazaki Castle from here without obstruction.
Statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu
Statue of Honda Tadakatsu
Recommended spots for Tokugawa Ieyasu fans

There is "Mikawa Samurai Ieyasu Hall" in Okazaki Castle Park where Okazaki Castle is located.
you can enjoy the history from the birth of him to the unification of the world, and the Mikawa Samurai who supported it, divided into five sections in a permanent exhibition. There is also a corner where you can try on armor and try on the weight of swords and helmets.

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