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Imabari Castle

Imabari Castle
(Iyo Province/Ehime Prefecture)

Imabari-jo was built by Takatora Todo who governed Uwajima, Iyo and Imabari. The construction started in the 7th year of Keicho era (1600), and was finished after 9 years. Takatora was reassigned to Ueno/Isenotsu in Iga in the 13th year of Keicho era (1606), and Takayoshi of the same family became the lord of the castle. Takayoshi moved to Nabari, Iga in 1635, and Sadafusa Matsudaira was assigned as the new ruler. After that, the Matsudaira clan ruled it until the end of the Tokugawa period.
The castle faced the sea, and was built on the flat ground with sea transportation in mind. As the basic design is linear, while there were many castles built later in Osaka, most of them resembled this one. This is because Takatora Todo was a famous castle builder, and under Ieyasu Tokugawa's orders, had them based on the Imabari model.
There was a castle tower during construction, but when Takatora moved the construction of the castle to Tanba Kameyama, it was removed.

(2009/1/17 、2012/1211 )

Imabari Castle
Dobashi
Imabari Castle Dobashi
Kurogane gate
Imabari Castle Kurogane gate
Bugu turret
Imabari Castle Bugu turret
Okane turret
Imabari Castle Okane turret
Second enclosure
Imabari Castle Second enclosure
Main enclosure
Imabari Castle Main enclosure
Main tower
Imabari Castle Main tower
Yamazato turret
Imabari Castle Yamazato turret
Kourai gate of Yamazato gate
Imabari Castle Kourai gate of Yamazato gate
Yagura gate of Yamazato gate
Imabari Castle Yagura gate of Yamazato gate
Relocated gate (Main gate of Jyouzen temple)
Imabari Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Jyouzen temple)
Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmei temple)
Imabari Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmei temple)

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Iyo Province
Matsuyama Castle
Imabari Castle
Ozu Castle
Uwajima Castle
Kagonomori Castle
Yuzuki Castle
Noshima Castle
Kurushima Castle
Butsuden Castle
Saijou Jinya
Komatsu Jinya
Yoshida Jinya

Ehime Prefecture
Matsuyama Castle
Imabari Castle
Ozu Castle
Uwajima Castle
Kagonomori Castle
Yuzuki Castle
Noshima Castle
Kurushima Castle
Butsuden Castle
Saijou Jinya
Komatsu Jinya
Yoshida Jinya

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Imabari Castle Dobashi

Dobashi



Imabari Castle Kurogane gate

Kurogane gate



Imabari Castle Bugu turret

Bugu turret



Imabari Castle Okane turret

Okane turret



Imabari Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Imabari Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Imabari Castle Main tower

Main tower



Imabari Castle Yamazato turret

Yamazato turret



Imabari Castle Kourai gate of Yamazato gate

Kourai gate of Yamazato gate



Imabari Castle Yagura gate of Yamazato gate

Yagura gate of Yamazato gate



Imabari Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Jyouzen temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Jyouzen temple)



Imabari Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmei temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Enmei temple)




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