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Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle
(Aki Province/Hiroshima Prefecture)

Built in the delta at the mouth of Ohta river and its alias is Ri-jo (Carp Castle). The construction was started in the 17th year of Tensho era (1589) by Terumoto Mohri and finished in the 19th year of Tensho. The Mohri family based on a mountain castle, Yoshidakohriyama-jo and move their base to the one on the flat ground as the times changed.
Masanori Fukushima became the castle ruler after the Mohri clan was defeated in the Battle of Sekigahara and their territories were reduced. Masanori modified the castle without notice to the shogunate although the Buke Shohatto (Various Points of Laws for Warrior Houses) had been officially announced and he was dismissed from his position. After the Fukushima clan, Naga'akira Asano became the castle ruler and his clan held the post of the Han master until the late Tokugawa shogunate.
Several architectures including the castle tower remained after Meiji Restoration, but all of them were lost by atomic bombing. The current castle tower was restored in the 33rd year of Showa (1958) as well as others including the group of turrets at the outer citadel (Ninomaru).

(2008/7/5 、2013/11/10 )

Hiroshima Castle
Second enclosure Taiko turret
Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Taiko turret
Second enclosure Tamon turret
Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Tamon turret
Second enclosure Hira turret
Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Hira turret
Main gate (Second enclosure)
Hiroshima Castle Main gate (Second enclosure)
Second enclosure
Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure
The ruins of Naka Gate
Hiroshima Castle The ruins of Naka Gate
Main enclosure
Hiroshima Castle Main enclosure
Main tower
Hiroshima Castle Main tower
Back gate of Main enclosure
Hiroshima Castle Back gate of Main enclosure
Main tower (view from outside of the castle)
Hiroshima Castle Main tower (view from outside of the castle)
Repository or treasure house of Take shrine
Hiroshima Castle Repository or treasure house of Take shrine

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Aki Province
Hiroshima Castle
Yoshida Koriyama Castle
Kamei Castle
Goryu Castle
Kikkawa Motoharu's residence
Ogurayama Castle

Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima Castle
Yoshida Koriyama Castle
Kamei Castle
Goryu Castle
Kikkawa Motoharu's residence
Ogurayama Castle
Fukuyama Castle
Mihara Castle

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Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Taiko turret

Second enclosure Taiko turret



Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Tamon turret

Second enclosure Tamon turret



Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure Hira turret

Second enclosure Hira turret



Hiroshima Castle Main gate (Second enclosure)

Main gate (Second enclosure)



Hiroshima Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Hiroshima Castle The ruins of Naka Gate

The ruins of Naka Gate



Hiroshima Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Hiroshima Castle Main tower

Main tower



Hiroshima Castle Back gate of Main enclosure

Back gate of Main enclosure



Hiroshima Castle Main tower (view from outside of the castle)

Main tower (view from outside of the castle)



Hiroshima Castle Repository or treasure house of Take shrine

Repository or treasure house of Take shrine




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