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Tsuwano Castle

Tsuwano Castle
(Iwami Province/Shimane Prefecture)

The origin of Tsuwano-jo was built in the 3rd year of Einin era (1295) by Yoriyuki Yoshimi who was appointed as a land steward (Jito) of this place by the Kamagura shogunate.
The Yoshimi clan remained the castle ruler by the Muromachi period and had to leave Tsuwano as they were dismissed, since they were under control of the Mohri clan and allied with the western forces during the Battle of Sekigahara.
Ieyasu appointed Naomori Sakazaki as the new catle ruler and Naomori modernized the castle by rebuilding it. He also built a castle tower, but it was burnt down by a thunderbolt in the 3rd year of Jokyo era (1686). The Kamei clan came after the Sakazaki clan and kept the post until the Meiji Restoration.
The dry stone of those days still remains today on top of the mountain and boasts of its beauty.

(2008/4/26 )

Tsuwano Castle
Fortress
Tsuwano Castle Fortress
Third enclosure (North)
Tsuwano Castle Third enclosure (North)
Third enclosure (South)
Tsuwano Castle Third enclosure (South)
The second enclosure and base of the main tower
Tsuwano Castle The second enclosure and base of the main tower
Main enclosure, Taiko enclosure and base of Sanjyukkenn
Tsuwano Castle Main enclosure, Taiko enclosure and base of Sanjyukkenn

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Tsuwano Castle Fortress

Fortress



Tsuwano Castle Third enclosure (North)

Third enclosure (North)



Tsuwano Castle Third enclosure (South)

Third enclosure (South)



Tsuwano Castle The second enclosure and base of the main tower

The second enclosure and base of the main tower



Tsuwano Castle Main enclosure, Taiko enclosure and base of Sanjyukkenn

Main enclosure, Taiko enclosure and base of Sanjyukkenn




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