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Aizu Wakamatsu Castle

Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
(Mutsu(Iwashiro) Province/Fukushima Prefecture)

The beginnings of the Aizuwakamatsu-jo is placed in the Northern and Southern Courts period, when Ashina clan built the Kurokawa castle. Ashina clan was defeated by Masamune Date in the 17th year of Tensho era (1589), and the Kurokawa castle was then under control of Masamune.
The next year Hideyoshi Toyotomi assigned Ujisato Gamou to govern this province. Ujisato extended the castle by building a castle tower consisting of seven levels and renamed that place Wakamatsu. At this time, the castle was renamed Tsuruga and is still used today. After Gamou clan came Kagekatsu Uesugi, and after the battle of Sekigahara Gamou clan would return to its duties, and Kato clan and Matsudaira (Hoshina) clan became the lord of the castle. In 1611during Kato clan's reign, a huge earthquake collapsed the castle tower, and was rebuilt to five levels. The north and west fortresses were also expanded into today's castle.
During the Boshin war, the Aizu feudal clan stood by the old Shogunate government, and surrendered after suffering a month of the new government troops in the castle.

(2008/9/8 、2010/8/29 )

Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
The ruins of Kouga-machi-guchi Kuruwa gate
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle The ruins of Kouga-machi-guchi Kuruwa gate
North enclosure
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle North enclosure
West enclosure
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle West enclosure
Bell tower
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Bell tower
Main gate
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main gate
Entrance to Second enclosure
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Entrance to Second enclosure
Kurogane gate
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Kurogane gate
Minami-hashiri terrace house
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Minami-hashiri terrace house
Hoshiii turret
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Hoshiii turret
Main tower
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main tower
Main enclosure
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main enclosure
Rinkaku
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Rinkaku
Second enclosure
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Second enclosure
Gosankai
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Gosankai

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Nihonmatsu Castle
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Obama Castle
Miyamori Castle
Sukagawa Castle

Fukushima Prefecture
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Yanagawa Castle
Souma Nakamura Castle
Tokiwa Castle
Miharu Castle
Shirakawa Castle
Tanagura Castle
Aizu Wakamatsu Castle
Kozashi Castle
Shigiyama Castle
Hisakawa Castle
Nihonmatsu Castle
Inawashiro Castle
Kori Nishiyama Castle
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Aizu Wakamatsu Castle The ruins of Kouga-machi-guchi Kuruwa gate

The ruins of Kouga-machi-guchi Kuruwa gate



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle North enclosure

North enclosure



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle West enclosure

West enclosure



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Bell tower

Bell tower



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main gate

Main gate



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Entrance to Second enclosure

Entrance to Second enclosure



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Kurogane gate

Kurogane gate



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Minami-hashiri terrace house

Minami-hashiri terrace house



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Hoshiii turret

Hoshiii turret



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main tower

Main tower



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Rinkaku

Rinkaku



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Aizu Wakamatsu Castle Gosankai

Gosankai




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