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Saga Castle [1/2] from the existing killer whale Onno Gate, to the restored Honmaru Palace.


Saga Castle [1/2] from the existing killer whale Onno Gate, to the restored Honmaru Palace.

Saga Castle is a modern castle built in the early Edo period by Naoshige, the Saga clan. When the feudal family originally served in the Warring States of Kitakyushu, the champion Ryuzoji, who was defeated by the battle with Shimazu and his decline, approached Hideyoshi and Ieyasu and seized the real power both inside and outside. And, the Saga Ryuzoji Castle (Muranaka Castle) which was the castle of Ryuzoji was greatly renovated, and the modern castle Saga Castle with the tower and the palace of four layers five floors and the gigantic water moat was built up. However, it burnt down most buildings except a part of the Honmaru Palace and killer whale Onmon in the fire and the Edo War etc. repeated repeatedly. Restoration work of the Honmaru palace that has been rebuilt in the Edo period in the Heisei era is done, it has been restored to a large scale.

Basic Data >
Name: Saga Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Saga-Shi, Saga ( map )
● Main building: Naoshige Shigamo
● Castle: Keicho XVI (1611)
-Remains: Honmaru Palace (restoration), Killer whale Onmon (extant), Ishigaki, earth base, Mizubori
● Information: Japan 100 Meijo No.89 ( list )


Visit >

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In the weather, I went to Mr. Castle Saga Castle. Saga Castle is built in Honmaru as Saga Castle Park. The tower, which is visible in front, is connected to the front entrance of Saga Castle Honmaru “killer whale Onmon” (next to the tower). It is an existing building that the gate which was rebuilt in the Edo period remains intact. In the vicinity of Saga Castle, there are a lot of large water moat which boasted a width of 80m before, but this time not visited.

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Saga Castle killer Whale Ono Gate. The left side of the stone wall was a honmaru moat though it was a road in the old drawing in the Edo period while walking now. Now it is reclaimed and the road is on.

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Saga Castle killer Whale Onado (front) and continuation tower (turret on the left). One of the Honmaru buildings rebuilt by the tenth Lord, Naohisei, after the Great Fire in the Edo period. Tenpo-Nine (1838) completed, existing, national important cultural property.

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The castle ruins monument stands in front of killer whale Onno gate. There are posters of the exhibition contents which are doing in the Restoration Honmaru Palace lined up.

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Historical monument before the war. Historical Saga Castle Gate.

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An old explanatory board at the killer whale ano gate. Honmaru is the southeastern part of the saga Castle, surrounded by a huge water moat (right below the figure). It is a figure that understands the size of the water moat surrounding the castle.

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Killer whale from the gate to Honmaru. The gates and pillars of killer whale ongate are reinforced with bronze plates and corners. A splendid killer whale is enshrined on the roof as the name.

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Passing through killer whale Onno gate. The inside of the stone wall which supports a huge tower gate is seen. This side is different from the outside, and remains comparatively beautiful because it is not rain-like.

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The killer whale Onno Gate is seen from the Honmaru side. The building is also included. I wonder if I get into the tower gate from here. The inside of the gate was private.

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Killer whale of the killer whale Onmon. It is not a tile but a copper plate is pasted and it is processed finely.

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One I hate being the inside by changing the angle of the killer whale Ano gate. Dignified appearance worthy of the main gate of the Honmaru.

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Into the Honmaru. Inside the Honmaru, the “Saga Castle Honmaru History Museum”, which was reconstructed in the Edo period, was demolished in the Meiji period (except for some), and a wooden restoration of the excavation results, old photographs, and old drawings were constructed.

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The front of the Honmaru Palace is cool, but the right side of the front is a good place. However, entrance is from the front of course. In addition, the road to the right toward the front of this Honmaru palace leads to the West Gate which goes outside of the Honmaru through the side of the tower stand. I’ll be there later.

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Let’s go into the Honmaru Palace. The admission fee was “fundraising”, and it was to pay the free amount according to visitor’s satisfaction for the maintenance management in the future. New, but this style is honest and I hear that money does not gather very much, but how.

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A model of the Armstrong Cannon was exhibited in front of the entrance. In the Saga clan of the Edo period, the introduction and development of the Western technology positively, and there is a story that it succeeded in the production of “Armstrong Cannon” which had just been invented in Britain at that time. The actual goods were lost by the metal exception of the war. It is a nine-pound type that is exhibited and developed in the saga domain, which is another six-pound type.

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We went to the hotel. Quite wide. The entrance is at the bottom right of the figure (directly above the purple table), and the place where it is painted purple is an exhibition corner. The only surviving “throne place” is at the back (upper right of the figure). The picture in the upper right is the teen Lord, who rebuilt the Honmaru Palace.

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Inside the restored Honmaru Palace.

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From inside the Honmaru Palace, we look toward the tower. The tower of the four layers had been towering on the stone wall in front until it burnt down by the fire in the middle of Edo.

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Exhibition corner in Honmaru Palace. The appearance and the position are restored accurately, but the interior is not as historical as the fluorescent lamp is embedded, and the carpet is paved according to the room. It is also known that the official name of this building is “Saga Castle Honmaru History Museum”.

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The inside of the dish is completely museum-specific. Because it is a room of the position like the banquet hall of a so-called present Ryokan, this is a graceful way to cut it because it is not able to put such a big fixture on the tatami mat though it is tatami-Mat.

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I introduce the contents of the exhibition a little. The “ruins” which sleep under the ground are splendid exhibits. The floor was partially transparent, and there was a place where the cornerstone could be seen. The cornerstone of the upper part is the cornerstone of Saga Castle Honmaru History Museum. It is for the explanation that it is preserved so that the cornerstone of the Honmaru Palace in the Edo period which was excavated in the excavation under it is paved with thick concrete under that and is saved so as not to be damaged as this. The basic structure is restored, such as the position of the pillar placed directly above the excavated cornerstone.

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There is also a transparent panel where you can see the beams in the back of the ceiling as well as the ground.

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Diorama of the current Saga Castle Honmaru.

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The Honmaru of Saga Castle. In the center, the complex shape of the “apricot leaf” is inscribed on the crest of Mr.

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It was published in the explanation Board of the table, up the old map of Saga Castle. It is the one at the time of the castle, and the tower of four layers is drawn in the lower right honmaru, but it is hard to see it overlaps with the Honmaru Palace. The slender building which is drawn on the right side of a thin bridge which enters from the Honmaru side is tower.

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The exhibition corner is over and haggling to see the Honmaru Palace. As mentioned above, the interior of the room is relatively “museum-like”, so the hallway is good to taste the atmosphere of the Honmaru Palace. There is no hallway feeling because the mat is paved though it is a corridor.

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Honmaru to the inside of the palace. Looking out, the place that has not been restored, the floor divided by stone had been restored plane. Let’s visit the back of the palace later.

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The building at the back of the Honmaru Palace is “Zama Patience”, which is the only extant (relocated stored near the castle). The hallway is connected, and it is possible to go there.

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“Zama Patience” explanation board. It is said that the Palace age was used as the living room of the Lord’s Najitadashi, and it has been used without being almost altered as “manners room” of Akamatsu Elementary School built in Honmaru after the abolition castle. However, with the renovation of the elementary School in 1957, the building between the throne is relocated in a nearby park as a public hall “Minami-Mizu Kaikan” (partially renovated). At that time, modification of the pillar and partition to be suitable for the community center, and modifications such as floor shelves are removed was performed. And in accordance with the restoration of the Honmaru Palace in Heisei, it was returned to the original location. Modified parts, it seems to restore as much as possible based on old photographs and models. Great. By the way, the room in the foreground is “between the throne”, and the back is “Patience place”.

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The aisle in the side of the throne. There is a porch on the right side, and it is understood even if the porch was seen from those days.

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Inside the Zama in front. The alcove is also fine.

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Inside the patience in the back. Either because the south side was connected with another building at the time, Fusma had been closed (even open from the drawing, maybe the wall. It’s a storeroom now.

sagajo-1601When the Honmaru back is seen from between the throne, the base of the soil is shown. The back is a stone wall, and there is still a water moat in the past.

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The Honmaru Palace is looked back from the throne place. As the picture of the plane restoration was drawn on the ground, the building in the back from this angle was not seen in the palace alive and well.

In the latter part, I went out to restore Palace and go to see the tower and the back of the palace.

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Date of Visit: October, 2014
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-M1 + XF14mm
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