Sakura Castle Ruins : 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 : Sakura Castle Ruins

reference official site
LocationSakura City, Chiba Prefecture
Also known asKashima Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt.Kashima
DesignationSakura City Historic Site
Year built1532-1555
Castle lordKashima Mototane
Refurbishment lordDoi Toshikatsu
Portrait of Doi Toshikatsu from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Doi Clan 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.

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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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