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Fukuoka Castle

Fukuoka Castle
(Chikuzen Province/Fukuoka Prefecture)

Fukuoka-jo was built over the period of seven years by Nagamasa Kuroda who was assigned to Chikuzennokuni in the 5th year of Keicho era (1600) after the Battle of Sekigahara. This place was originally called Fukusaki, but renamed as Fukuoka after Nagamasa's home country Bizen Fukuoka. Nagamasa first based on Najima-jo as his residence, but built Fukuoka-jo as he felt the need of a larger castle.
The castle site faces the Genkai Sea at its north and its easten side was adjacent to Hakata, a town of merhants. It is now arranged as Maizuru Park and the magnificent dry stone, turret and the castle gate remain today.

(2008/6/12 、2013/1/3 )

Fukuoka Castle
Oimawashi bridge
Fukuoka Castle Oimawashi bridge
West corner turret
Fukuoka Castle West corner turret
Nishihira turret
Fukuoka Castle Nishihira turret
North corner turret
Fukuoka Castle North corner turret
East Second enclosure
Fukuoka Castle East Second enclosure
Second enclosure
Fukuoka Castle Second enclosure
Main enclosure
Fukuoka Castle Main enclosure
Kinen turret
Fukuoka Castle Kinen turret
The ruins of small main tower and middle main tower
Fukuoka Castle The ruins of small main tower and middle main tower
The ruins of big main tower
Fukuoka Castle The ruins of big main tower
Gate of Najima castle
Fukuoka Castle Gate of Najima castle
Nagaya gate of Mori Tahei's residence
Fukuoka Castle Nagaya gate of Mori Tahei's residence
Shiomi turret (tradition)
Fukuoka Castle Shiomi turret (tradition)
Shimonohashi-gomon gate
Fukuoka Castle Shimonohashi-gomon gate
Kaminohashi-gomon gate
Fukuoka Castle Kaminohashi-gomon gate
Stone wall of inside mote
Fukuoka Castle Stone wall of inside mote
Relocated gate (Main gate of Suufuku temple)
Fukuoka Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Suufuku temple)

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Fukuoka Castle Oimawashi bridge

Oimawashi bridge



Fukuoka Castle West corner turret

West corner turret



Fukuoka Castle Nishihira turret

Nishihira turret



Fukuoka Castle North corner turret

North corner turret



Fukuoka Castle East Second enclosure

East Second enclosure



Fukuoka Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Fukuoka Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Fukuoka Castle Kinen turret

Kinen turret



Fukuoka Castle The ruins of small main tower and middle main tower

The ruins of small main tower and middle main tower



Fukuoka Castle The ruins of big main tower

The ruins of big main tower



Fukuoka Castle Gate of Najima castle

Gate of Najima castle



Fukuoka Castle Nagaya gate of Mori Tahei's residence

Nagaya gate of Mori Tahei's residence



Fukuoka Castle Shiomi turret (tradition)

Shiomi turret (tradition)



Fukuoka Castle Shimonohashi-gomon gate

Shimonohashi-gomon gate



Fukuoka Castle Kaminohashi-gomon gate

Kaminohashi-gomon gate



Fukuoka Castle Stone wall of inside mote

Stone wall of inside mote



Fukuoka Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Suufuku temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Suufuku temple)




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