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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.

Profile : Sunpu Castle Ruins

LocationShizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Also known asFuchū Castle
Type of castleFlatland
Year built1585
Castle lordTokugawa Ieyasu
Refurbishment lordTokugawa Ieyasu
Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu 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.

Sunpu Castle admission

admission fee : 360yen(Adult) 120yen(Junior high and elementary school students)
admission time : am9:30 - pm4:30 ※Last entry 4:00 pm
closing period : Year-end/New Year's holidays Mondays(Open on national holidays)  reference official site

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Sunpu Castle Images 

The castle " beginning and end of himself "

Tokugawa Ieyasu returned to Sunpu In 1606, where he was a hostage of Imagawa as a childhood. He gave his son, Tokugawa Hidetada , a shogunate job because he was retired , and became a great mogul. Then he ordered a western daimyō to convert the castle, which had been renovated last year, into a contoured castle with a double moat and two Kuruwas surrounding the Honmaru.
The main keep, which was completed in 1610, is said to be the six level - seven floor or five level-seven floor. The castle tower that was destroyed in 1635 was not rebuilt, Currently, there is no base left.
It has Contour-type territory with double moat surrounding the Honmaru. Each moat has a fine bend style and is calculated so that it is easy to shoot arrows against enemies. It is said that this territory was designed by Tōdō Takatora, one of the representative japanese castle builder.
Higashi Gomon Gate in Ninomaru

It is the "Masu-shape gate" at the entrance of Ninomaru. restored faithfully in 1996.
yagura Gate in Higashi Gomon Gate
Statue of "Yaji-san"(left) and "Kita-san"(right)

”Tōkai-Dōchū-Hizakurige" is a comical reading of the Edo era, depicting the events of the journey of the main characters Yajirobei and Kitahachi, commonly known as ”Yaji-kita". At that time, it was very popular with the people and became a bestseller, and is still handed down today. It is said that the creator, Juppenshaikku, was born here in Sunpu, and a statue of "Yaji-Kita" was built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the book.

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