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Yamagata Castle

Yamagata Castle
(Dewa(Uzen) Province/Yamagata Prefecture)

It is said the origin of Yamagata-jo was the one built by Kaneyori Shiba in the 1st year of Enbun era (1356). Shiba clan changed its name as Mogami. The castle was expanded by Yoshiaki Mogami during Bunroku era (1592-1595) and turned in the current form by the repair made by Tadamasa Torii in the Edo period. The previously existed Sannomaru had a vast area and boasted of its prominent scale in Japan.
The castle site is currently arranged as a park and the drystones and moats remain today. The main gate (Otemon) at Ninomaru and the dry stone and the bridge for the core region (Honmaru) are restored. The restoration of the main gate at Honmaru and the palace (Goten) is also planned.

(2008/7/16 、2012/11/6)

Yamagata Castle
East main gate of Seond enclosure (Korai gate)
Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Korai gate)
East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret)
Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret)
East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret gate)
Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret gate)
Ichimoji gate (Main enclosure)
Yamagata Castle Ichimoji gate (Main enclosure)
Main enclosure
Yamagata Castle Main enclosure
The ruins of South main gate (Second enclosure)
Yamagata Castle The ruins of South main gate (Second enclosure)
The ruins of West Akazu gate (Second enclosure)
Yamagata Castle The ruins of West Akazu gate (Second enclosure)
The ruins of North Akazu gate (Second enclosure)
Yamagata Castle The ruins of North Akazu gate (Second enclosure)
Relocated Shoin (Main hall of Houkouin)
Yamagata Castle Relocated Shoin (Main hall of Houkouin)
Relocated gate (Main gate of Banshou temple)
Yamagata Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Banshou temple)

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Yamagata Prefecture
Tsurugaoka Castle
Dewa Matsuyama Castle
Shinjo Castle
Yamagata Castle
Hasedo Castle
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Kaminoyama Castle
Yonezawa Castle

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Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Korai gate)

East main gate of Seond enclosure (Korai gate)



Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret)

East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret)



Yamagata Castle East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret gate)

East main gate of Seond enclosure (Turret gate)



Yamagata Castle Ichimoji gate (Main enclosure)

Ichimoji gate (Main enclosure)



Yamagata Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Yamagata Castle The ruins of South main gate (Second enclosure)

The ruins of South main gate (Second enclosure)



Yamagata Castle The ruins of West Akazu gate (Second enclosure)

The ruins of West Akazu gate (Second enclosure)



Yamagata Castle The ruins of North Akazu gate (Second enclosure)

The ruins of North Akazu gate (Second enclosure)



Yamagata Castle Relocated Shoin (Main hall of Houkouin)

Relocated Shoin (Main hall of Houkouin)



Yamagata Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Banshou temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Banshou temple)




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