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Color aerial photograph of Tsurugaoka Castle from National image information in 1976
by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Profile : Tsurugaoka Castle Ruins

LocationTsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture
Also known asDaihōji Castle
Type of castleFlat
Mountain's name
Year builtEarly Kamakura Period
Castle lordDaihōji Clan (Mutō Kageyori)
Refurbishment lordMogami Yoshiaki, Naoe Kanetsugu
Statue of Mogami Yoshiaki from BUSHOO! JAPAN
Family Crest of Mogami Clan from Wikipedia (japanese)

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.

Tsurugaoka Castle admission

admission fee : free
admission time : free
closing period : open everyday  reference official site

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Tsurugaoka Castle Images 

Naoe Kanetsugu restores the Daihouji Castle built by Mutō Kageyori. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Mogami Yoshimitsu rebuilt it and renamed it "Tsurugaoka Castle". Sakai Clan, who later became the castle owner, expanded over 50 years. It became the home of Sakai Clan until the Meiji era.
The existing moat of Tsurugaoka Castle remains on the west and north sides of Ninomaru in addition to Honmaru.
Ninomaru was placed to surround Honmaru, and Hyakkenbori (wide moat) was established further south, and Sannomaru was built to surround them. It was a typical contour-type territory that had a moat and earthworks on three sides: west, south, and north, and the Uchikawa River bordered on the east.
Tsuruoka Park is located in the center of the city, and beautiful flowers are in full bloom throughout the four seasons. In particular, the 730 cherry blossoms in the park have been selected as one of the "100 Best Cherry Blossoms in Japan" and are known as the best cherry blossoms in the prefecture.

Link-1 : A castle closely related to Mogami Yoshiaki

【north japan】Yamagata Castle 【north japan】Tsurugaoka Castle

Link-2 : A castle closely related to Naoe Kanetsugu

【north japan】Yonezawa Castle 【east japan】Hachiouji Castle 【south japan】Nagoya Castle 【north japan】Tsurugaoka Castle


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