Google Translator

Wakayama Castle [1/3] Kishu Tokugawa house 55 million stone castle is a department store in Ishigaki.

Wakayama Castle [1/3] Kishu Tokugawa house 55 million stone castle is a department store in Ishigaki.

Wakayama Castle is a modern castle, which was ordered by his younger brother Hideyoshi Hashiba after Hideyoshi’s Kishu Seifuku (1585) and was built in Tiger Mountain. The magistrate was famous as a master of the castle Todo Takora. After the era of Mr. Kuwayama and Mr. Asano, the ten-man Tokugawa lord of Tokugawa Ieyasu was established in the Edo period, and the Kishu Tokugawa family (55 10005 Sengoku), one of the three. Wakayama Castle which remains now becomes the one maintained at this time. The Kishu Tokugawa family, which was also said to be the township of Nankai, has produced two generals: Yoshizune (8) and Shigeru IgE (14). Tower, etc. were still in existence after the Meiji era, but almost burned down in the war in 1945. After the war, the Tower Group of the summit was rebuilt.

Basic Data >
Name: Wakayama Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Wakayama-shi, Wakayama ( map)
-Castle: 1585 (Tensho)
● Main building: Hideaga Hashiba
-Remains: Ishigaki, Mizubori, Melody, etc.
● Information: Japan 100 Meijo No.62 ( list )

Link: Wakayama Castle, 1 , 2 , 3 .

Visit >

15 minutes walk from the Nankai railway station on the Wakayama city. A splendid stone wall in a moat that appears suddenly. This moat seems to hit the West outside moat. The present Wakayama Castle has five entrances. The entrance of the gate, the gate of the left and the photo, and the gate of the Fukiage This time admission from the Torii of the Fukiage gate mark at the northwest end of the castle.

This is the entrance of Fukiage. The actual gate seems to be the area where the person in the upper right of the photograph stands. (Reference: Wakayama CITY hp-Castle Beans Knowledge )

The Wakayama Castle Explanatory board stands before fukiage. The original tower was a black plate-clad, but was rebuilt in the tower of the chalk in 1796, after the fire of lightning and Reconstruction in 1850, Edo. But the US military was burned down by indiscriminate bombing. It was rebuilt with reinforced concrete in 1958, now Tower. Existing buildings, such as the Okaguchi gate and the soil Wall (country heavy), which remained burnt in the war, seem very little.

This is the current map of Wakayama castle ruins. The north is on the left and now red circle in the lower left corner of the figure. Other than tower and tea-room (matcha), the Ninomaru Garden and Zoo are free to enter. First, check the route here. This time clockwise, the West Circle → Mikabashi Corridor → ninomaru → omote Saka Tokiguchi → honmaru → tower → shinurasaka → Sand Maru → okorimon → unknown Gate → Oka-Guchi gate → Daitegate, I want to turn around.

First, we went to the West round garden. There is a clean gate, so I think it is free admission.

It is a stone monument of Momiji-Kei garden. The garden was originally construction in the West Round Palace, where the Tokugawa Yoriyoshi was a retirement building. As the name suggests, autumn comes and looks very beautiful. By the way, the tea room where the matcha is in the garden is what that Matsushita Konosuke (Wakayama City Honorary citizen!) With the donation.

Inside the Autumnal Gorge garden. The building with the atmosphere floating in the back is “kite”. It is said, “Fishing house (fishing)” As for the building of the blown out which is made to the pond like this and was built.

The bridge that can be seen in the back of the fishing den is restored “Mikabashi corridor”. The “Corridor Bridge” where the tower was recorded on the bridge is seen well in other castles (such as Oita Prefecture Castle and Fukui Castle ), but I heard the naming “Mikabashi corridor” for the first time.

“Restoration/Misbridge Corridor” and “Nishiyuki-maru” explanatory board. There is a detailed drawing about the Mihashi corridor, and it was able to be restored with considerable accuracy because the cornerstone and the tile etc. came out from Horibottom by excavation.

There is a restoration of the Mihashi corridor, and you can go inside. This is inside the Mikabashi corridor. Although it is strictly forbidden to restore the shoes, take off your shoes and move them to your hands (if you don’t bring them back to pick up your shoes). It is a strange feeling that the floorboards are diagonally rather than stairs.

I look at the Mihashi corridor from outside. Beautiful. Because it is covered Pat, no one is seen even if the Lord moves from the Incognito to the round Palace in the west from the large depths. In addition, it is connected well with a bridge with an exquisite angle of nimaru and Nishi No Maru with different heights.

And, there was a cornerstone which lined at equal intervals when the moat which crossed the Mihashi corridor. Take a look at the explanation board.

“The cornerstone column of the Tammon Tower” explanatory board. There was a Tammon tower here. Now I feel that only the Mihashi corridor is floating restored, if you can restore the set also multi-mon tower if possible.

On the right side of the Mihashi corridor, there was a space surrounded by a stone that was neatly shaped. The piece of a little stone is sandwiched, but is not it a problem of entering Lespedeza? If you look closely, you can see that there are two overlapping marks on the stone in the foreground.

This is an ankura-like ruins, and it seems to be a facility to store something. It was not used because it was reclaimed after the fire in the early Edo period, and the stone of the previous was black in the back. Is it a mark exposed to the raging fire?

“The remains of the Edo period” and “Nimaru (large Oku)” explanation board. The east side of the Mihashi corridor is Ninomaru. It is divided into the table, the inside back, and the large back, and it is progressing in the order of Ooku → nakoku → table because it is going toward the castle now. It is this size that the large back that only the Lord who lived in the Kishu Tokugawa house and the lateral chamber is put.

The present Ninomaru. Grass Park now.

There is a detailed “Ooku” explanation board in the back. Since the Edo Castle Honmaru was divided into three parts in the table, the inside and the back, the Wakayama Castle Nimaru of the Kishu Edo domain was divided into three according to it. In addition, it is said that the large back is divided into three, and it was a public office of the living space of the Lord’s living room/bedroom and the maid.

Then, the “Chuoku” explanation board. Not to leave, but to keep. So to speak, the residence of the Lord. Now the Prime Minister’s official place to say.

Here is the middle Oku mark. There is nothing now, and it has become a plaza. I wonder if the cornerstone of the middle back that was once built is stored in the ground. You can see Wakayama Castle Tower in the back.

“Ninomaru Goten” explanation board. The palace, which was built here, was relocated as “Kishu Palace” in the Great Sakashiro (front of Tower) in Meiji 18. We also got over the indiscriminate bombing of the US Army near Daisakusuku. After the war, however, the US military, which took over the city of Sakashiro, misfire in 1946 and burned down. In addition, a lot of turrets and gates which existed around the second round are all gone by the abolition Castle decree in the Meiji era. I always feel sorry when I read this kind of explanation board. If you relocated at least to the temple in the neighborhood! It is likely to have been a situation which cannot be said when thinking about the situation at that time though it is not possible to think.

Ninomaru in the northern part of the back. The pine tree is deformed in a serious shape and it is difficult to climb the tower stand. The visit was prohibited.

At the time of the visit (2013.9), part of the middle back of the two Maru was not put under construction. I found such a note near the sight tower mark. Excavation of the Ooku courtyard! I was working on something at the back of the blue sheet. I hope to find something nice. I want you to display it without burying it when I find it. Expected in the future.

Ninomaru and table subsequently. The plant and the like were planted here and it became a park neatly.

“Ninomaru table” explanatory board. At the time of Edo, the mansion was very tightly built. Ninomaru table is a political agency of the clan. Is it now called the County Office?

Looking down on the tiger mouth leading to the major gate from the corner Tower of Ninomaru table. The stone wall is a mixture of entering Lespedeza (left) and Lespedeza (right). It is a huge difference Tiger mouth (masugata Tiger mouth). Go straight to the back of the big gate.

There is an image of a tiger lying opposite the Ninomaru table. According to the explanation board on the left, the Edo period is called “Tiger Mountain Takegaki Castle”, and the bronze statue was built in 1959 after it was seen from the sea by the mountain which is erected by Wakayama Castle. In other words, it is not the remains of the Edo period. By the way, the tiger was the second generation, and the first (made in 1921) was standing, and it was served during the war. It’s standing to be a tiger… I want to see it once.

It walks along the stone wall to the circle in Ooku and west from Ninomaru and the table. The right side is the West circle and the left side is Honmaru. Wakayama Castle is famous for the Kishu Tokugawa family in the Edo period, but the stone walls here are both large and loose and have a gentle slope. It might be a stone wall piled up in another age (Shucho, Asano). Wakayama Castle has a mix of various types of stone walls, so to speak, “department store in Ishigaki”.

Part of the corner is “Abacus piling” that was stacked alternately long side short side. The stone wall on the south side of this Ninomaru-West has been going on for quite a long time and is truly spectacular.

A stamp on a mark It seems to be a place, but it might be a little further back. There was no explanation board, etc. unknown.

Then, it proceeds to the east side of the castle along the Honmaru stone wall as it is, and honmaru from the table slope climbing mouth.

> > Continue to Wakayama Castle [2/3] . < <

Date of Visit: September, 2013
Imaging Equipment: SONY NEX-C3
– – – – – – – –
Blog popular vote while participating. Always vote Arigatou (^-^)

To vote, or to see the ranking, press the icon above ↑!
Back to the top of the page


Original article source:

Our website just crawl all the Japanese bloggers and Translate with the Microsoft API. If you have any questions about articles, please ask the bloggers who post these articles.

Our website is operated with non-profit. We are always looking for donations through Bitcoin, so it’d be appreciated if you’d like to appreciate our site. Thank you.

■ Bitcoin Address

Translate »