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Tokushima Castle [1/2] The stone wall with a blue thin characteristic stone called green schist.

Tokushima Castle [1/2] The stone wall with a blue thin characteristic stone called green schist.

Tokushima Castle begins to be named “Tokushima” in the region called Wei Atsu (when), and the Hachisuka housekeeping which was distinguished by Hideyoshi’s Shikoku Hiraiding was given the AWA country Thereafter, Mr. Hachisuka continues without the territory change until the Meiji era, and the territory of the original castle is left a lot. The building was demolished in the Meiji era, and the only remaining Eagle Gate was destroyed by the U.S. military’s indiscriminate bombing in 1945. The highlight is the heavy stone wall of the green schist of AWA specialty with the blue slender stone.

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Name: Tokushima Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Tokushima-shi, Tokushima ( map )
-Castle: Hachisuka Kasei
Completion: 1585 (Tensho 13 years)
-Remains: Ishigaki, Uchibori, Melody, garden
● Information: Japan 100 Meijo No.76 ( list )

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In Shikoku, there are nine castles that have been selected as Japan 100 Castle. There are four surviving tower (Marugame, Matsuyama, Uwajima, Kochi). In Shikoku, there are a third of the twelve surviving tower in the country. To see all nine, we have to turn Shikoku along the sea. This time, I was lucky to participate in the bus tour around the Shikoku, so I dared to go to Shikoku 9 Castle in the forced army of two nights and three days.

First, from Tokushima Castle ruins. JR Tokushima Station is right in the southwest of the castle ruins, but the entrance to Tokushima Castle ruins is southeast. Started in front of the castle ruins on the side of Uchibori. Like a stone wall, it is a stone monument using a green schist with a distinctive green color.

Tokushima Castle ruins Guide board. It seems to have been built on a small hill of 61m altitude sandwiched between two rivers at that time. The river on the south side is buried and the JR line is now. The participating bus tours were not only taken to the castle, but also in the local guide for the castle and the ruins of the mountain, as well as the museum and the garden. (Contrary to the castle tourist areas and souvenir shops, etc.) This is a great expectation!

The stone wall of Tokushima Castle is seen from outside of Uchibori. It is a stone wall of a heavy blue impression. On this corner is the Moon Tower mark.

Another angle. Cross the stone Bridge to the inside of the castle. At that time, it was called “Shimohashi Bridge” because it was necessary to get off the horse in front of this bridge by a wooden pot bridge. The guide says that it was only the Lord and the Midwife (to fight for the moment) that he was able to cross this bridge with his horse.

In front of the Shimohashi Bridge, the rebuilt one of the “Gate of the Eagle” which was burnt down by the U.S. military indiscriminate bombing in 1945 is erected. It is said that it was a gate to keep the eagle which had been received from the general according to the pamphlet at the Medicine Doctor Gate with a splendid wakato. It is a major gate of Tokushima Castle. There is a gate in the area of Miki.

From the back of the Eagle Gate. It uses a considerably thick, splendid wood though it is a rebuilding.

The gate of the Eagle Explanation Board. The rebuilt gate was the 100th anniversary of the Tokushima city government in 1989. Donated by the restoration. The castle relationship is often like this (tower 100 million donations to the rebuilding of the individual). Amazing.

The lower bridge is a lot of traffic and I abandon shooting. A green stone wall forms a masugata tiger mouth when crossing a bridge. It’s like coming into the castle.

Masugata the tiger mouth from the inside. There is a gate called the Black Gate here, and it is said that this was a major gate until the gate of the eagle was able to do.

They go beyond the masugata into the castle The tower stand remains on the left and right of the major gate. It is said that the tower on the third floor of the drum tower was built. The time of the castle was beaten and the drum was informed.

Around the Moon Tower Tower. On the stone wall of a strong atmosphere lined with splendid pine, just Japan traditional beauty scenery.

There is the Tokushima Castle Museum, which is located in the ruins of the Masugata, and the ruins of the mountain are the building of the museum. At that time, the Oku-Goten was next to the table Palace. It seems that the house where the side room and the Maid Live) was built, but it is a park now.

In the center of the park is a bronze statue of the Hachisuka of the first AWA Lord. A Haori hakama is fresh.

The Hachisuka House. It seems that the statue was built not only to build a revived castle but also to contribute to the development of the city of Tokushima. It exception in the war by the example though it seems that the bronze statue of Hachisuka small six (father of the housekeeper) of the wind body like the Sengoku warlords who had the Notachi and the long spear at prewar days was erected. After that, it was changed into a bronze statue of the clan’s father’s home in the son, not six. I wanted to see the bronze statue of the small six.

There are three climbing routes in the castle ruins of the mountain. The route rises from the west, east and north. This time I traced the West route to the far end of the park. First of all, it climbs the stone steps which bend greatly. The stone steps themselves were developed to be easy to climb in recent years, but the stone walls piled around the stone steps were at that time.

It goes out to the tiger mouth enclosed by the stone wall when climbing the stone steps.

Tower stand with plenty of intimidating.

First of all, the West Sanmaru when crossing the tiger mouth. The other side of this stone monument (under the fence) seems to be standing in the West Sanmaru, and the Sentinel and the timber tower, etc. according to the pamphlet. Now it has become a flat square and remains of the cornerstone.

It goes to the tiger mouth again when advancing from West Sanmaru. It’s a strong build.

The stone wall of the tower stand which looks ahead of the left side uses a large stone and the feeling of pressure is terrible.

It is a book tower ruins when climbing on the tower stand. The stone which seemed to be a cornerstone was lined up. It is a base to defend the tiger mouth of the previous. By the way, the reading is not “butterfly Tower” but “Pall Tower”.

Go ahead and go West Ninomaru. According to the pamphlet, the Gun tower was built. This is the square right now.

The next is finally to Tokushima Castle Honmaru.

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Date of Visit: December, 2013
Imaging Equipment: SONY NEX-C3
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