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Sunpu Castle

Sunpu Castle
(Suruga Province/Shizuoka Prefecture)

The Imagawa clan became a Shugo (governer) of Suruganokuni in the Muromachi period and based in Sunpu. In the time of Yoshimoto Imagawa, Ieyasu Tokugawa spent his time as a hostage in Sunpu.
Before long, the Imagawa clan was expelled by the Takeda clan and Sunpu was placed under control of the Takeda clan, and then ruled by Ieyasu Tokugawa when the Takeda clan ruined after that. At this time, Ieyasu Tokugawa started the construction of Sunpu-jo and finished in the 17th year of Tensho era (1589). However, Ieyasu was transfered to Kanto by Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Kauzu'uji Nakamura , the retainer of Hideyoshi, replaced the post of the castle ruler of Sunpu-jo.
After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ieyasu handed over the post of Shogun to his son, Hidetada and repaired Sunpu-jo as his residence caste after retirement, but kept his influence over the politics. Consequently, dual politics from Edo and Sunpu was carried out. The castle suffered several fires and earthquakes during the Edo period and was repaired each time. However, it was abandoned in the 3rd year of Meiji (1870) by the Meiji Restoration.

(2008/2/13 、 2013/2/2 )

Sunpu Castle
The ruins of Main gate
Sunpu Castle The ruins of Main gate
Tatsumi turret
Sunpu Castle Tatsumi turret
East gate (Kourai gate)
Sunpu Castle East gate (Kourai gate)
East gate (Turret gate)
Sunpu Castle East gate (Turret gate)
East gate (Tamon turret)
Sunpu Castle East gate (Tamon turret)
Honmaru moad and Second enclosure canal
Sunpu Castle Honmaru moad and Second enclosure canal
The ruins of north gate
Sunpu Castle The ruins of north gate
The ruins of Shimizu Gate and main tower
Sunpu Castle The ruins of Shimizu Gate and main tower
The ruins of Hitsujisaru turret and Second enclosure gate
Sunpu Castle The ruins of Hitsujisaru turret and Second enclosure gate
The ruins of Yotsuashi gate
Sunpu Castle The ruins of Yotsuashi gate

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Suruga Province
Sunpu Castle
Mariko Castle
Tanaka Castle
Kunouzan Castle
Koukokuji Castle
Fukasawa Castle

Shizuoka Prefecture
Yamanaka Castle
Sunpu Castle
Mariko Castle
Tanaka Castle
Kunouzan Castle
Koukokuji Castle
Fukasawa Castle
Hamamatsu Castle
Kakegawa Castle
Takatenjin Castle
Yokosuka Castle
Koyama Castle
Suwahara Castle
Futamata Castle
Takane Castle
Yashiroyama Castle

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Sunpu Castle The ruins of Main gate

The ruins of Main gate



Sunpu Castle Tatsumi turret

Tatsumi turret



Sunpu Castle East gate (Kourai gate)

East gate (Kourai gate)



Sunpu Castle East gate (Turret gate)

East gate (Turret gate)



Sunpu Castle East gate (Tamon turret)

East gate (Tamon turret)



Sunpu Castle Honmaru moad and Second enclosure canal

Honmaru moad and Second enclosure canal



Sunpu Castle The ruins of north gate

The ruins of north gate



Sunpu Castle The ruins of Shimizu Gate and main tower

The ruins of Shimizu Gate and main tower



Sunpu Castle The ruins of Hitsujisaru turret and Second enclosure gate

The ruins of Hitsujisaru turret and Second enclosure gate



Sunpu Castle The ruins of Yotsuashi gate

The ruins of Yotsuashi gate




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