Tokushima 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 : Tokushima Castle Ruins

LocationTokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
Also known asInoyama Castle, Itsu Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt.Inoyama
ConditionNo main keep but other buildings
DesignationNational Historic Sites
National Scenic Sites
Year built1585
Castle lordHachisuka Iemasa
Refurbishment lordHachisuka Clan
Portrait of Hachisuka Masakatsu 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.

Tokushima Castle admission

admission fee : 300yen (Adult) 200yen (over high school students) for free (under junior high school students) ※Separate fee for special exhibition
admission time : am9:30-pm5
closing period : December 28 - January 2 every Monday(open on National holidays)etc. reference official site

Tokushima Castle Google Map

Tokushima Castle Images 

Higashi-Ninomaru, Nishi-Ninomaru and Nishi-Sannomaru were placed around the Honmaru at the summit. At first the main keep was at this Honmaru, but was dismantled in the early Edo period, and "Gosannkai-Yagura" (third floor turret) was provided as a substitute in Higashi Ninomaru.
Washinomon Gate restored 1988

It is set up in the Miki-Kuruwa outside Ōtemon Gate (Kuromon Gate), which was left only after the dismantling of 1875. However it was destroyed in World War Ⅱ.
At the time, the Navy was so important that it was built by the sea, with Suketou River flowing north of the castle and Terashima River in the south serving as natural moat.
Ruins of Yumi-Yagura stone wall
It is one of the features of Tokushima Castle that Honmaru surrounded by tall stone walls of "Awa blue stone (green schist)" around there, solid construction.


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