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Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle
(Bizen Province/Okayama Prefecture)

A castle in the middle of Okayama city, in the Okayama prefecture. In the 1st year of Genki era (1570), Naoie Ukita took away the castle ruled by Kanamitsu clan. In 1590 the son Hideie started renovating the castle and finished in 1597.
The outer walls lackered black are its distinguishing features, and as such it is called ""Crow Castle"". During the Meiji restoration and Pacific War, the mass of the buildings were destroyed and only the Tsukimi turret remains today, as well as the inner citadel and inner moat. The castle tower was rebuilt in 1966 with steel-lined concrete, and the outer appearance restored to its original look.

(2007/3/11 、2010/11/23 )

Okayama Castle
The ruins of main gate and Uchigeba bridge
Okayama Castle The ruins of main gate and Uchigeba bridge
Main enclosure (lower)
Okayama Castle Main enclosure (lower)
Main enclosure (middle)
Okayama Castle Main enclosure (middle)
Akazu gate
Okayama Castle Akazu gate
Rouka gate
Okayama Castle Rouka gate
Tsukimi turret
Okayama Castle Tsukimi turret
Main enclosure (upper)
Okayama Castle Main enclosure (upper)
Main tower
Okayama Castle Main tower
Inside of main tower
Okayama Castle Inside of main tower
Asahi river and Tsukimi bridge
Okayama Castle Asahi river and Tsukimi bridge
Nagaya gate (Second enclosure residence)
Okayama Castle Nagaya gate (Second enclosure residence)
Nishite turret (Nishinomaru)
Okayama Castle Nishite turret (Nishinomaru)

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Okayama Castle The ruins of main gate and Uchigeba bridge

The ruins of main gate and Uchigeba bridge



Okayama Castle Main enclosure (lower)

Main enclosure (lower)



Okayama Castle Main enclosure (middle)

Main enclosure (middle)



Okayama Castle Akazu gate

Akazu gate



Okayama Castle Rouka gate

Rouka gate



Okayama Castle Tsukimi turret

Tsukimi turret



Okayama Castle Main enclosure (upper)

Main enclosure (upper)



Okayama Castle Main tower

Main tower



Okayama Castle Inside of main tower

Inside of main tower



Okayama Castle Asahi river and Tsukimi bridge

Asahi river and Tsukimi bridge



Okayama Castle Nagaya gate (Second enclosure residence)

Nagaya gate (Second enclosure residence)



Okayama Castle Nishite turret (Nishinomaru)

Nishite turret (Nishinomaru)




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