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Yamanaka Castle

Yamanaka Castle
(Izu Province/Shizuoka Prefecture)

Yamanaka-jo was built by the Late Hojo clan who was based on Odawara-jo in Sagami Province. It is said the castle was built during Eiroku era (1558-1569). The castle was built in a form to control the Tokaido road and took the role to protect Odawara from enemies assaulting from the west.
The Hojo clan opposed to Hideyoshi Toyotomi and expanded the castle to prepare for his invasion in the 17th year of Tensho era (1589). Hideyoshi's forces came to attack in the next year and the castle fell into Hideyoshi's hand in a half day, although Yasunaga Matsuda and Yasutoshi Mamiya who were entrusted for its defense fought a desperate fight.
The castle site is currently cleanly arranged and the remains such as ridged moats (Unebori) created with the Hojo clan's unique construction technique can be seen.

(2008/12/8 )

Yamanaka Castle
Third enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Third enclosure
Tajiri-no-ike and Hako-ido
Yamanaka Castle Tajiri-no-ike and Hako-ido
West enclosure
Yamanaka Castle West enclosure
The ruins of West turret
Yamanaka Castle The ruins of West turret
The ruins of Moto-nishi turret
Yamanaka Castle The ruins of Moto-nishi turret
Second enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Second enclosure
Main enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Main enclosure
Main enclosure (lower)
Yamanaka Castle Main enclosure (lower)
Kitanomaru enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Kitanomaru enclosure
Obata enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Obata enclosure
Taisaki fortress
Yamanaka Castle Taisaki fortress
Suribachi enclosure
Yamanaka Castle Suribachi enclosure

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Yamanaka Castle Third enclosure

Third enclosure



Yamanaka Castle Tajiri-no-ike and Hako-ido

Tajiri-no-ike and Hako-ido



Yamanaka Castle West enclosure

West enclosure



Yamanaka Castle The ruins of West turret

The ruins of West turret



Yamanaka Castle The ruins of Moto-nishi turret

The ruins of Moto-nishi turret



Yamanaka Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Yamanaka Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Yamanaka Castle Main enclosure (lower)

Main enclosure (lower)



Yamanaka Castle Kitanomaru enclosure

Kitanomaru enclosure



Yamanaka Castle Obata enclosure

Obata enclosure



Yamanaka Castle Taisaki fortress

Taisaki fortress



Yamanaka Castle Suribachi enclosure

Suribachi enclosure




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