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"Sasaki Kojō Kinugasayama Kannnonzan ga zu"(picture of Kannonji Castle in Edo Period) from Wikpedia

There are several type of ancient castle picture in Edo Period.

Tne one is "Kojō ezu" 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 is "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 : Kannonji Castle Ruins

LocationŌmihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture
Also known asSasaki Castle
Type of castleMountaintop
Mountain's nameMt.Kinugasa
Year built1467-1487
Castle lordRokkaku Ujiyori
Refurbishment lordSasakirokkaku Clan
Portrait of Rokkaku Ujiyori from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Rokkaku Family 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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Japan's largest mountaintop castle, former residence of Rokkaku Clan.

Famous as Japan's Five Great Mountaintop style Castles, but now only a stone wall remains. During the Warring States period, it would be the castle of Rokkaku Yoshikata and Yoshiharu. When Oda Nobunaga went to the capital in 1568, the supporting castles of Mitsukuri Castle and Wadayama Castle were dropped, and were abandoned.
Stone Buddhas

Link : Japanese five most especially famous mountaintop castle

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


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