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Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle
(Kaga Province/Ishikawa Prefecture)

Kanazawa-jo was originally located in Oyama Gobo which was the base of Ikko-Ikki that ruled the Kaganokuni province.
In the 8th year of Tensho era (1580), Nobunaga Oda's subordinate, Morimasa Sakuma conquered Oyama Gobo, and ruled over Kanazawa-jo. Morimasa Sakuma followed the orders of Katsuie Shibata, but after Nobunaga's death, he was defeated by Hideyoshi Toyotomi at the battle of Shizugatake, and Toshiie Maeda became the rulers instead.
Toshiie Maeda performed well for Hideyoshi, and his territory was soon increased, becoming the lord who ruled over Noto, Kaga and Ecchuu provinces, with Kanazawa-jo serving as his base. After Hideyoshi's death, Toshiie passed away soon, and let his son, Toshinaga succeeded him. Toshinaga surrendered to Ieyasu and kept the Maeda clan's fortunes, with Kanazawa-jo serving as the capital.
The Ishikawa gate and Sanjukken turrets still exist today, as well as the Hishi turret, the Hashizumemon gate, Hashizumemon Tsuzuki turret, Gojukken Nagaya etc, which are being restored. The castle also has a lord garden called the Kenrokuen.

(2007/9/19 、2014/3/30 、2016/9/22 )

Kanazawa Castle
The ruins of Hyakkenn moat
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Hyakkenn moat
Ishikawa gate
Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa gate
Square entrance of Ishikawa gate
Kanazawa Castle Square entrance of Ishikawa gate
Yagura gate of Ishikawa gate
Kanazawa Castle Yagura gate of Ishikawa gate
Third enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Third enclosure
The ruins of Main gate
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Main gate
First gate of Kahoku gate
Kanazawa Castle First gate of Kahoku gate
Second gate of Kahoku gate
Kanazawa Castle Second gate of Kahoku gate
Hishi turret
Kanazawa Castle Hishi turret
Gojyukken Terrace house
Kanazawa Castle Gojyukken Terrace house
Hashizume gate tsuzuki turret
Kanazawa Castle Hashizume gate tsuzuki turret
First gate of Hashizume gate
Kanazawa Castle First gate of Hashizume gate
Second gate of Hashizume gate
Kanazawa Castle Second gate of Hashizume gate
Stone wall of North side of Second enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of North side of Second enclosure
The ruins of Uraguchi gate
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Uraguchi gate
The ruins of Dobashi gate
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Dobashi gate
Kitte gate
Kanazawa Castle Kitte gate
Stone wall of Suki yashiki
Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Suki yashiki
Second enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Second enclosure
Sanjyukkenn Terrace house
Kanazawa Castle Sanjyukkenn Terrace house
Main enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Main enclosure
Tsurunomaru enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Tsurunomaru enclosure
Tsurumaru storehouse
Kanazawa Castle Tsurumaru storehouse
The ruins of Imori moat
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Imori moat
Base of Riko turret
Kanazawa Castle Base of Riko turret
Stone wall of under the Sarutori turret
Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of under the Sarutori turret
Stone wall of Takigi enclosure
Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Takigi enclosure
Gyokusenin-maru garden
Kanazawa Castle Gyokusenin-maru garden
Gyokusenin-maru garden (North side)
Kanazawa Castle Gyokusenin-maru garden (North side)
Stone wall of Gyokusenin-maru garden
Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Gyokusenin-maru garden
Shikishi Tanzaku-Zumi stone wall
Kanazawa Castle Shikishi Tanzaku-Zumi stone wall
The ruins of Nezumi tamon gate and bridge
Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Nezumi tamon gate and bridge
Relocated gate (Back gate of Ozaki shrine)
Kanazawa Castle Relocated gate (Back gate of Ozaki shrine)
Relocated palace (Nakamura Shrine)
Kanazawa Castle Relocated palace (Nakamura Shrine)

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Kaga Province
Kanazawa Castle
Komatsu Castle
Daishoji Castle
Torigoe Castle

Ishikawa Prefecture
Kanazawa Castle
Komatsu Castle
Daishoji Castle
Torigoe Castle
Nanao Castle

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Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Hyakkenn moat

The ruins of Hyakkenn moat



Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa gate

Ishikawa gate



Kanazawa Castle Square entrance of Ishikawa gate

Square entrance of Ishikawa gate



Kanazawa Castle Yagura gate of Ishikawa gate

Yagura gate of Ishikawa gate



Kanazawa Castle Third enclosure

Third enclosure



Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Main gate

The ruins of Main gate



Kanazawa Castle First gate of Kahoku gate

First gate of Kahoku gate



Kanazawa Castle Second gate of Kahoku gate

Second gate of Kahoku gate



Kanazawa Castle Hishi turret

Hishi turret



Kanazawa Castle Gojyukken Terrace house

Gojyukken Terrace house



Kanazawa Castle Hashizume gate tsuzuki turret

Hashizume gate tsuzuki turret



Kanazawa Castle First gate of Hashizume gate

First gate of Hashizume gate



Kanazawa Castle Second gate of Hashizume gate

Second gate of Hashizume gate



Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of North side of Second enclosure

Stone wall of North side of Second enclosure



Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Uraguchi gate

The ruins of Uraguchi gate



Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Dobashi gate

The ruins of Dobashi gate



Kanazawa Castle Kitte gate

Kitte gate



Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Suki yashiki

Stone wall of Suki yashiki



Kanazawa Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Kanazawa Castle Sanjyukkenn Terrace house

Sanjyukkenn Terrace house



Kanazawa Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Kanazawa Castle Tsurunomaru enclosure

Tsurunomaru enclosure



Kanazawa Castle Tsurumaru storehouse

Tsurumaru storehouse



Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Imori moat

The ruins of Imori moat



Kanazawa Castle Base of Riko turret

Base of Riko turret



Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of under the Sarutori turret

Stone wall of under the Sarutori turret



Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Takigi enclosure

Stone wall of Takigi enclosure



Kanazawa Castle Gyokusenin-maru garden

Gyokusenin-maru garden



Kanazawa Castle Gyokusenin-maru garden (North side)

Gyokusenin-maru garden (North side)



Kanazawa Castle Stone wall of Gyokusenin-maru garden

Stone wall of Gyokusenin-maru garden



Kanazawa Castle Shikishi Tanzaku-Zumi stone wall

Shikishi Tanzaku-Zumi stone wall



Kanazawa Castle The ruins of Nezumi tamon gate and bridge

The ruins of Nezumi tamon gate and bridge



Kanazawa Castle Relocated gate (Back gate of Ozaki shrine)

Relocated gate (Back gate of Ozaki shrine)



Kanazawa Castle Relocated palace (Nakamura Shrine)

Relocated palace (Nakamura Shrine)




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