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"Bizen Nagoya-Jō kojō ezu" (picture in Edo period) from Takeo Nabeshima family materials by Takeo City

Speaking of old castle picture maps, 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 : Nagoya Castle Ruins

LocationTakeo City, Saga Prefecture
Also known as
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's name
ConditionNo main keep but other buildings 
designation National Special Historic Sites
Year built1591
Castle lordToyotomi Hideyoshi
Refurbishment lord
Bunroku War at Korea in 1592-1593

In the scene of Pusan Castle capture, the Japanese warships that have landed are clustered on the left.
Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi from Wikipedia

Hideyoshi, a world champion who achieved unification in Japan, set up an expeditionary force in an attempt to conquer the China Empire, uniting the daimyō of his subordinates in the west distriict. He forced the submissive Korea to submit to the government, but was rejected and sent the expeditionary force to there first. This international war, fought on the Korean Peninsula, was the world's largest war in the 16th century.
Family Crest of Toyotomi 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.

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Ruins of main keep base

Nagoya Castle is departure for an attack on Korea. In the past, a five-structure / seven-story main keep with gold leaf was built here.
It was built as a base for Korean troops with the role of Bunroku and Keichō War. It stands over the hills of Cape Hato overlooking the Sea of Genkai Nada, and is a 170,000㎡ large castle, the second largest size after Osaka Castle at the time. It is said to have been completed in just six months by instructing daimyō in Kyūshū district.
There were many Kuruwas constructed with high stone walls around the Honmaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru,
Daimyō across the country also built camps and showed a huge crowd. Samurai and merchants gathered from all over the country, creating a castle town with a population of over 200,000, but this number is surprising because the population of Japan at that time was about 12 million. However, when the Bunroku / Keichō War ends after Hideyoshi's death, And The lumber was diverted to regular contracts such as Karatsu Castle.
Ruins of Honmaru main buildings
Monument of Aoki Getto

"太閤が睨みし海の霞哉" Hideyoshi , who unified the world, was also watching the view of this hazy sea at that time.
It was written by Aoki Getto when he visited there in 1933. He played an active part in Haiku Poetry in Kansai District.

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