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Sakura Castle Ruins : A Study of Japanese Bibliography

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"Kojō ezu( picture in Edo Period)" from National Diet Library

A picture of the castle and castle town that the Edo Shogunate ordered the daimyo 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 : Sakura Castle Ruins

LocationSakura City, Chiba Prefecture
Also known asKashima Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt.Kashima
Elevation30m
ConditionRuins 
DesignationSakura City Historic Site
Year built1532-1555
Abolished1873
Castle lordKashima Mototane
Refurbishment lordDoi Toshikatsu
Portrait of Doi Toshikatu 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.

Sakura Castle admission

admission fee : free reference official site

Sakura Castle Ruins Google Map

Sakura Castle Images

In the Edo era, Sakura Castle is an important position as a defense base of the Shogunate. A major renovation took place by Toshikatsu Doi in 1610, utilizing natural terrain without using stone walls, a fortified castle was built.
The Sakura castle owner may have occupied the center of the shogunate, and there are relics that show the presence of the majestic shrines and towers.
In front of the Shiinokimon ruins, "Kaku-Umadashi" has been restored based on excavations.
"Umadasi" is built outside of "Koguchi" (虎口:the entrance to the castle for battle) to increase defense.
The square type "Umadashi" is called as "Kaku-Umadashi".
The Yakuimon Gate
The Ichinomon Gate Ruins
The Dō-Yagura Ruins (Copper turrets)
There seems to be a three-layer castle maain keep, was relocated from what was inside Edo Castle, said to have been built by Dōkan Ōta, famous for building Edo Castle.
Castle ruins are maintained as Sakura Castle Ruins Park.

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