Kasugayama Castle : A Study of Japanese Bibliography

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"Kasugayama Kojōzu" from Wikipedia

Speaking of old castle picture, there are two typical example of a castle picture in the Edo period. The one is 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.

The another 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 : Kasugayama Castle Ruins

LocationJōetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Also known asHachigamine Castle
Type of castleMountaintop
Mountain's nameMt.Kasugayama
DesignationNational Historic Sites
Year builtNorthern and Southern Court Period
Castle lordUesugi Clan
Refurbishment lordUesugi Kenshin
Portrait of Uesugi kenshin from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Uesugi Clan edited by Mr. Mukai 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.

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Kasugayama Castle Images 

Kasugayama Castle, widely known as the castle of the famous Sengoku Warlord "Uesugi Kenshin", was said to be an impregnable world-class castle equipped a solid fort taking advantage of complex natural terrain.
Ruins of Honmaru

The Honmaru was built on the summit, and around 200 large and small Kuruwas were arranged. In addition, the residence of the ministers was built in the mountains, and the whole mountain was functioning as a fortress.

There is a large well directly below the Honmaru. Despite being near the summit of mountainstyle castle, it does not dry up even during droughts, and water is still springing out.
Ruins of Uesugi Kagekatsu's residence

It is said that Uesugi Kenshin who worshiped Bishamonten(God) stayed here and prayed for victory, rebuilt after the Showa era.

Link-1 : Japanese five most especially famous mountaintop castle

【west japan】Gassantoda Castle 【west japan】Kannonji Castle 【west japan】Odani Castle 【central japan】Nanao Castle 【north japan】Kasugayama Castle

Link-2 : A castle closely related to [block]9[/block]

【north japan】Nanao Castle 【north japan】Yonezawa Castle 【east japan】Odawara Castle 【north japan】Kasugayama Castle


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