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Kofu Castle

Kofu Castle
(Kai Province/Yamanashi Prefecture)

Koufu-jo's construction is said to have been started by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's nephew, Hidekatsu, in the 18th year of Tensho era (1590). In no time at all Hidekatsu was shifted to Gifu, and in his place came Kai's territorial lord Mitsuyasu Kato, and after that Nagamasa Asano and Yoshinaga, who continued the construction and finished it within the Asano clan's era.
After the Battle of Sekigahara in the 6th year of Keicho era (1601), Chikayoshi Hiraiwa became the ruler, and in 1603 Yoshinao Tokugawa (Ieyasu's 9th son) became the ruler. The Tokugawa family continued their reign as rulers until the 2nd year of Hoei era (1705), when father and son Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa and Yoshisato were assigned rulers.
The Yanagisawa clan was shifted to Yamato Kooriyama, and Koufu-jo came under the shongunate's direct rule. It was abandoned during the Meiji Restoration.

(2008/11/19 )

Kofu Castle
Kaji enclosure
Kofu Castle Kaji enclosure
Kajikuruwa gate
Kofu Castle Kajikuruwa gate
The enclosure of main tower
Kofu Castle The enclosure of main tower
Main enclosure
Kofu Castle Main enclosure
Base of the main tower
Kofu Castle Base of the main tower
Uchi-shouin gate
Kofu Castle Uchi-shouin gate
Inari enclosure
Kofu Castle Inari enclosure
Inari turret
Kofu Castle Inari turret

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Kofu Castle
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Kofu Castle
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Kofu Castle Kaji enclosure

Kaji enclosure



Kofu Castle Kajikuruwa gate

Kajikuruwa gate



Kofu Castle The enclosure of main tower

The enclosure of main tower



Kofu Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Kofu Castle Base of the main tower

Base of the main tower



Kofu Castle Uchi-shouin gate

Uchi-shouin gate



Kofu Castle Inari enclosure

Inari enclosure



Kofu Castle Inari turret

Inari turret




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