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The castle town of Obi

Obi was a castle town of Itō clan who flourished for 280 years from 1588 to the early Meiji era. Symbolize samurai residences, which have been selected as important traditional buildings preservation districts in 1977, and have a charming stone wall and beautiful fresco fence remain, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Edo period. In addition, there are merchant houses with old liquor barrels at the storefront, with wall lanterns on the grid, and umbrellas, and the clear stream of small river "Horiwari" flowing through the town. Mainly on the Otemon Gate, which was restored in 1978, Shintokudo (Clan School) and the Obi Castle History Museum, which displays valuable culturai heritages describing the history of the Itō family is cool.

Profile : Obi Castle Ruins

LocationNichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture
Also known asMaiduru Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's name
No main keep
DesignationNichinan City Historic Sites
Year builtfirst of Sengoku period
Castle lordTsuchimochi Clan
Refurbishment lordItō Suketake
Portrait of Itō Suketake 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.

Obi Castle admission

admission fee : free (Note : the History Museum etc is charged) am9:30-pm4:30
closing period : December 29-31 reference official site (japanese)

Obi Castle Google Map

Obi Castle Images 

The Ōtemon Gate

Using local specialty "Obi Cedar" more than 100 years old, height 12.3m, restored in 1978.

The land where the castle built was characterized by the fact it was easy to make Trenches. Therefore, devided Kuruwa set up tightly provides a strong defense system.

Reconstructed as a Shoin-style palace built in the Edo period.

In the early Edo period, the Obi clan was in a severe financial situation as well as another clan nations. For this reason, they focused on abundant local wood resources as products that help secure financial resources, and shipped large trees such as pine and camphor to various parts of Japan. Because of its high resin content, it has low water absorption, lightweight and high strength.
the tea house of Matsuonomaru

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