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Takamatsu Castle

Takamatsu Castle
(Sanuki Province/Kagawa Prefecture)

Takamatsu-jo was a sea castle built by Chikamasa Ikoma in the 16th year of Tensho era (1588). The northern part of the castle faces the Seto Inland Sea and the sea water was drawn into its moat. It is said the castle was convenient for sea transportation since it faces the sea, but the construction was very difficult due to the weakness of its foundation.
Yorishige Matsudaira (an elder brother of Mitsukuni Tokugawa) became the lord of the castle after the Ikoma clan and the Matsudaira clan held the position until the late Tokugawa shogunate after that. Most of the castle is now reclaimed and arranged as Tamamo Park.

(2009/2/1 )

Takamatsu Castle
Second enclosure
Takamatsu Castle Second enclosure
Ushitora turret
Takamatsu Castle Ushitora turret
Asahi gate and Asahi bridge
Takamatsu Castle Asahi gate and Asahi bridge
The ruins of North enclosure and East enclosure
Takamatsu Castle The ruins of North enclosure and East enclosure
Tsukimi turret
Takamatsu Castle Tsukimi turret
Mizunote gate
Takamatsu Castle Mizunote gate
Watari turret
Takamatsu Castle Watari turret
Houji turret
Takamatsu Castle Houji turret

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Takamatsu Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Takamatsu Castle Ushitora turret

Ushitora turret



Takamatsu Castle Asahi gate and Asahi bridge

Asahi gate and Asahi bridge



Takamatsu Castle The ruins of North enclosure and East enclosure

The ruins of North enclosure and East enclosure



Takamatsu Castle Tsukimi turret

Tsukimi turret



Takamatsu Castle Mizunote gate

Mizunote gate



Takamatsu Castle Watari turret

Watari turret



Takamatsu Castle Houji turret

Houji turret




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