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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 : Nagoya Castle Ruins

LocationNagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Also known asKinshachi Castle
Type of castleFlatland
Mountain's name
ConditionReconstructed main keep
DesignationNational Important Cultural Properties
National Special historic Sites
National Special Place of Scenic Beauty
Year built1609
Castle lordTokugawa Ieyasu
Refurbishment lordNagoya Castle Reconstruction Committee
Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Tokugawa 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.

Nagoya Castle admission

admission fee : 500yen (More than high school students)
admission time : am9-pm4:30
closing period : new year holidays ( December 29-31,January 1) reference official site

Nagoya Castle Google Map

Nagoya Castle Images 

Nagoya Castle is one of the most famous leading castles with Profoundness and elegance in Japan. As known for having a very high cultural value, such as being designated as the first national treasure as a castle. It was Tokugawa Ieyasu who built Nagoya Castle. He won the battle of Sekigahara, but fears the existence of Toyotomi Clan, who still has a hidden influence. Ieyasu felt the need to check Osaka Castle's and Toyotomi and establish a major line of defense for Kanto distirict.
Ieyasu ordered 20 daimyo lords, including Kato Kiyomasa , Fukushima Masanori , and Ikeda Terumasa , who were closely related to Toyotomi Hideyoshi , to take over ”The Civil Engineering Work” that the Edo Shogunate ordered and performed by daimyo nationwide. The aim was to test the loyalty to Ieyasu and reduce the financial power of these daimyo. The construction began in Work 1610, main keep completed in 1612, and the Ninomaru was completed the following year.
The Nawabari is a contour Type, surrounding the Honmaru where the main keep is built, Ofukemaru in northwest, Ninomaru from east to southeast and Nishinomaru from south to west. In addition, a vast Sannomaru surrounds these curves in a concave shape and protects them.
Palace of Honmaru Ruins

The stone wall supporting the castle tower is 20m high, and various type of beautiful Yagura and Gate in there.
Omete ninomon gate
Ōteninomon gate in Ninomaru
Eastōteninomon gate
Trench of Ninomaru
gorgeous paintings that can be used by Kano school painters are drawn on the floors, walls, sliding doors and other fittings in each room of the Honmaru Palace. It is highly recommended. 
Shachi is a legendary sea beast from China. Because of the auspicious nature of the water, it was displayed on a castle tower without fire protection. Seen from the Honmaru direction, the right (north) is male and the left is female. As the name implies, 4469 kg of gold is used for male and 4339 kg for female.
Construction work to restore Honmaru
Nagoya City, a cultural city, is also known as an industrial city and home to Toyota Motors.

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