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279: Motosu Castle (Castle at the border to hold the middle of the city)

279: Motosu Castle (Castle at the border to hold the middle of the city)

Date of Visit: August, 2016

Motosu CastleThe castle was in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture.
It is a mountain fortress built in Shiroyama near the Lake Motosu, one of Fuji Five lakes.
The exact time of the castle is unknown, but in the first half of the 16th century astronomicalMr. TakedaPresent as a castle,Genkichi SpringThere is a record of the person that remains.
The middle of theIt is thought that it functions as a castle of the border security, that is, a castle of the boundary to suppress.
For this reason, there are many stone base ruins which are considered to have defended the highway at the foot of the mountain.
In 1582, the destruction of Mr. TakedaTokugawa IeyasuBecame to serveWatanabe, FuusukeThe fight for Mr. Takeda’s remainsTensho Ren, It is said that the guard of this castle was ordered after the road ahead of Ieyasu who headed to the Center for the center of the journey to Kai, and has also repulsed the invasion by Mr. Hojo afterwards.

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[Left] first of all, it is said to have defended the middle of the mountain.Stone BaseI decided to go up to Shiroyama after seeing.
The branch from Route 139 (Fuji Panorama Line) to the former Kamikuisshiki Junior High School (closing) is a landmark.
Right: entrance to stone base.

The stone base remains in the southeast side and the northwest side across the National highway as shown in the Guide board. First, we will look at the stone base in the Southeast (right).

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[Left] This is deployed in the southeast of the National Highway.Stone Base
The stone base to the northeast side can be accessed from the entrance of the old Kamikuisshiki Junior high School and exit to the Shiroyama entrance to the right.

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[Left] This is also a longStone BaseRemains.
RightCircularAndMasugataThere is also a stone base assembled in.

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[Left] This is the entrance of Shiroyama. It is near the national road, but there is no place to stop the car beside this.
The altitude is raised at a stretch at the beginning of the climb. Can you see the red car below?
There is a space to stop the car on the side of the road slightly north of the entrance, but the other place is sail fast, so parking is dangerous.
It is likely to stop because the car does not pass at the former Kamikyuisshiki Junior high school now.

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[Left] After the altitude is raised at a stretch and the east side of the ridge is taken, the Hosoo root like the photograph continues.
Welcome to the right.

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Left: The first of the highlightsHorikiri
[Right] for some reason, it is explained as vertical moat.HorikiriIs.

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Left: The ridge is one of four reasonsHorikiriIs cut off. Of course at that time, it is not because there is a mountain trail like present, and the siege side should exceed these separately.
[Right] short sectionHorikiriHas become one of the places of view from the continuous.

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【 Left 】 close to the center of the cityHorikiriIs a powerful thing using the bedrock of nature.
[Right] This will continue from HorikiriVertical MoatCan be clearly confirmed.

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[Left] in the vicinity of the last HorikiriLavaUsingMasonryCan be confirmed.
[Right] also this.

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LeftHorikiriTo see from the top. The height and the angle are enough.
It bends in the front after it invades from the right and left and it goes up to this position.
Right: It appears after the Horikiri area.Sogawa

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[Left] You can still check the masonry of lava when observing the side of the main Guo from the inflection wheel under the main Guo.
[Right] it shows that the unique blackness is lava.

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Left: the highest pointMain Guo.
[Right] from the main Guo to the side of the west, strong in the Lord GuoKirikishiLooking at.

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Left: The song on the west side of the main GuoSmoke signals unitsThere is a temple called the Earth.
[Right] to smoke signals unitsMasonryIs scattered. It is thought that it was a defense facility to defend the west side.

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[Left] The west side is cut off like the valley from smoke signals units. I’m not going to go…
[Right] I was able to descend from the south side of the smoke signals. This is a respectableHorikiri
There seems to be Horikiri still on the ridge ahead, but the main part of the castle area seems to be this far.

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[Left] come back and expand to the north of the main GuoSogawaIs.
Right: On the side of the main Guo from hereMasonryCan be confirmed.

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Left: Heading to the north of the castleThe middle of theLet’s walk.
Right hereShingen StoneCalledStone BaseIs left.

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[Left] There is also a guide, but it seems to be thought that there is one that the Takeda army built to monitor an important military road because the masonry and the method of the Motosu castle are similar.
RightMasugata ToraguchiStructure such as the defense mechanism and the idea of the castle is exactly the same.

It can be said that it is a typical Sengoku period mountain Castle prepared for the battle to hold an important highway.
How about Fuji five lakes sightseeing? I didn’t see anyone.

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