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Numata Castle : 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 : Numata Castle Ruins

LocationNumata City, Gunma Prefecture
Also known asKurauchi Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's name
Elevation70m
ConditionRuins
DesignationNumata City Historic Sites
Year built1532
Abolished1682
Castle lordNumata Akiyasu
Refurbishment lordSanada Nobuyuki
Portrait of Sanada Nobuyuki 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.

Numata Castle admission

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admission time : free
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Numata Castle Google Map

Numata Castle Images 

The Bell Tower

Numata Castle is a castle surrounded by several guard castles. Built as residence of Numata Clan, then it served as a base for Sanada Clan control of Numata district from the late Sengoku Warlord Period to the early Edo Period. It was a castle with a five-structure main keep and three structure Yagura (turret) in Honmaru at its peak. During the reign of Sanada Clan, Honmaru and other facilities were maintained, and "Uma-dashi"(system for defense to prevent invasion of enemies) was held in front of the Ninomaru Koguchi (entrance)
The highlight is the stone wall area around Nishi-Yaguradai (main keep basin in west side). You can feel that you are on a terrace by looking at the scenery from Numata Park.

Link : A castle closely related to Sanada Clan

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