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Yoshino Gasato [1/3] about 1800 years ago Castle? The irregularity of the Yayoi period guarded by the bunker and the fence.

Yoshino Gasato [1/3] about 1800 years ago Castle? The irregularity of the Yayoi period guarded by the bunker and the fence.

Yoshino-no-Sato ruins are the remains of the ring-shelter village in the Yayoi period in Saga Prefecture. It is equipped with a defense facility that surrounds the vast irregularity (Kunia) with the fence and the empty moat, and places the tower Gate Tower and the place in various places. Japan the largest of the Yayoi period remains, there is an opinion that the early stages of the Japan-type fortress from the presence of a robust defense facility, was selected in the Japan 100 Castle (No.88). Based on the results of the excavations that began in the 1950s, the country and the prefecture jointly restored the situation at that time as a “state-owned Yoshinosato historical Park”. You can experience the state-of-the-art living environment in the Yayoi period. By the way, the official tagline is “I can hear the voice of Yayoi”. This site is located in one of the 100 fine castles and is introduced from the viewpoint of the castle fan.

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Name: Yoshinogari Ruins (Wikipedia)
● Location: Kamisaki-Gun, Saga Prefecture ( map )
● Main building: People in the Yayoi period
-Castle: Around the third century
-Remains: Restoration Ring trench, sanctuary, tower, fence, Mounds Hill tomb, etc.
● Information: Japan 100 Meijo No.88 ( list )

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The “Japan 100 Castle” is the 88th designated Saga Prefecture of the ring-shelter village, Yoshinogari ruins. Japan 100 The castle is said to be the street, it is a list of “Best 100 Castles of the Japan” at the sight of the citizens (tourists and fans), rather than a lot of political and academic speculation. It is included in the place where it wants to visit for the municipality, and the place which does not remove it as a research object for the scholar perhaps. There is also a bind to select one to five castles for each prefecture. In general from such a thing is not a castle at all this Yoshino site ruins were also included in the Japan 100 castle, and I visited the site in the mid-stamp aim.

That, in a good way, was betrayed. If you’re interested in the history of castles and Japan, this is definitely worth going to! It is not an exaggeration to say. Start with introductory remarks.

This is the arch gate to the entrance of Yoshinigasato Historical Park. A futuristic design with no fragments of Yayoi era. Why did you do this?

Historical Park Map. It seems that a fairly large area is in service. The size is about 85 hectares, but since it does not come with pins, when I try to use the service to convert the number of Tokyo Dome, it is about 18 pieces. The current location is located at the bottom right of the map from the parking lot to the left of the vast park (before the bridge). The arch gate of the toll station seven bridges across a bridge across the river.

The character of Yoshino Ke-ri historical park. I was not able to write the name, but it is a theme of Yayoi age, so I wonder? When I thought, it was Himika-kun (Moreover, man). It is a combination of the initials of the three municipalities spanning a vast historical park. By the way, there seems to be a purple hair-chan. Reference

By the way, when was the Yayoi period? Since I learned in junior high school and many people forget about it (including the author), I will briefly recap.
[Japan history] (Reference: Wikipedia, etc.)
・Pre-3rd century Jomon period (earthenware, pit dwelling, Kaizuka)
・Yayoi period in the 3rd and 3rd centuries (rice cultivation, maidai country, Himiko) ← Coco
・Kofun period around the 3rd-7th century (Yamato Imperial Court/Keyhole)
・ 592-710 Asuka period (Prince Shotoku, Emperor and Taika reforms)
710-794, Nara period (Heijo Kyo, Manyoshu, Todaiji temple)
・ 794-1185 Heian period (Heian-Kyo, Genpei battle, Fujiwara)

Since this will become the Samurai government (shogunate), the castle fans as you know well. By the way, this age classification is considerably zakkuri, so I memorize it for the examination neatly. Or rather, let’s stop using Wikipedia for exam studies (there are many mistakes).

In that, the Yayoi period about 2300 to 1700 years from now, the people gathered in a place suitable for rice cultivation began rice cultivation and uneven to be born to the conflict between the uneven between the birth of a position difference is created in the village was self-defense in the shelter, such era. A lot of ring-shelter settlements with solid defense facilities such as Yoshino-ri were built (and the time of Yamato Imperial court, until the mushrooming and peace of the Yamato Imperial Court became unified and the Heian period was continued, and the fight was not constantly fought, and a gathering of mura like the evil horse country led by Himiko. The settlement of the trench is unnecessary and was discarded).

Looking at the distance from the big bridge on the way to the park entrance from the parking lot, it seems to be a building (sight tower? Is visible.

When I go inside, there is no more Yayoi period. The information office and the staff are the same. Nice.

Because it was too vast and difficult to understand, I re-confirmed the current location with a big map. The North is right. There seems to be some mini-ring moat surrounded by the moat further in the place where it is going to enter in a huge ring trench. By the way, the Mounds Hill Tomb Group also spreads to the right side (north) of this map. The main attractions are “Nanuchiguo”, “North Uchiguo” and “Kita Mounds Hill Tomb”.

Such a description panel is installed everywhere in the park. “Yayoi period and Yoshino Gasato”. The people at that time were naturally “the Yayoi period” and “Yesterday the Yayoi period ended” and there was no recognition, and only the age division that the scholar named after it became a Showa era. It was said that “start of rice cultivation” and “change of earthenware (named Yayoi period because it had been found starting in Yayoi in Tokyo)” As the beginning tentatively, and the research advances further from it now, and the rice cultivation seemed to have existed more before, and it became origin ” Yayoi Ware “is unclear to begin with the Jomon-style earthenware before the first place, and I have no idea what to do with the beginning of the Yayoi period to be honest well. If you remember the “hunting-based Jomon period” and “rice-based Yayoi period” and feel OK.

And, it is presumed that the ruins discovered here in Yoshino-ri are those of the end of the Yayoi period and about the third century. The Japan of those days was the age of the evil horse-base country and Himiko, and Three Kingdoms in China. By the way, it is said that it might have been one of Kuni who had been mushrooming many at that time though it was eminent because the record of tribute to China (Wei) at that time was still there. And, the opinion divides and the place is not settled here in Kitakyushu or Kinai. After that, the “Yamato Imperial Court” which fixed Kunikuni was the Kinai (Asuka region) base.

Well, let’s go ahead. The staff who dressed in the Yayoi period is the guide. You can see a log fence in the back. Finally, the back becomes the “Shelter village”. As the name of the trench, there must be a trench surrounded by fences.

Entrance to the village of Yoshino-Gasato. The inside is double, and this is the so-called “outer moat”. There is a flag like China with some pattern in it, but something is unknown.

And onto the bridge. Oh, the empty moat surrounds the fence! The depth and the width at that time are felt firmly oppositely though the horibottoms and slopes are hardened. This is certainly not Tose easily.

The other side is a fence and a moat. And on the left, a defense facility called “reverse Mogi” is also set up to sharpened the tree and put it upside-down.

Up the reverse Mogi. The army is hard to march, and if it falls because it is sharp, it might be a little lower to pierce. )

The explanation board of the reverse Mogi. In order to protect the fertile land and abundant water scramble among the Japanese who lived in peace until then by the rice cultivation, it is said that each village will arrange the self-defense equipment thus to defend it from others. A lot of holes seem to have been inserted in the branch and the trunk of the pointed tree seem to have been found. It is also amazing that such a hole remains.

Beyond the fence to the back. Because there is such a instruction board here and there, it does not hesitate unexpectedly although it seems to wander because it is wide. In the middle of the trench, we went to the Southern District.

The foot of the flag is a wild boar woven with straw.

And, it is enclosed in the fence further in front of eyes, and the place where the tower group is seen in the inside is seen. It becomes “South Uchiguo” in that.

“Protection of the South” explanation board. There are two entrances (the main gate and Wakamon) on the south side of the southern part, and the main gate is Tower Gate!

This is the main gate (tower Gate on the right) and Wakamon (left passage).

South Uchiguo main Gate “Tower Gate” explanation board. It is said that the soldier who had the shield always did the gatekeeper at the top and the under. It is not up to overlook the stairs though it seems to have been climbed on the tower gate.

Admission from the South Uchiguo Wakamon. Because it does not mean if you leave here from the usual, usually I was firmly sealed with a door or a rock or something, I wonder if it was a feeling to use here only when the movement of the large army or something.

In the south, there is a moat on the inside of the tune ring oppositely from the Middle Ages and the modern castle. The enemy who has survived the fence to attack it is suddenly addicted to the moat, and it becomes a method of centralized attack there. Also, do you have the advantage that the enemy seen from the outside does not notice the presence of the moat?

In the distant view again from the outside of the south inland Guo. The tower of the third floor worth is built two buildings. The attackers are seen from over there, and when they try to cross the fence, an arrow or a stone flies, and it is absorbed in a deep moat when exceeding the fence by the desire finally. This is tough.

South Uchiguo explanation board. It was the residence and the office of “the adult (Thailand Jin, great person)” of “Kuni” of Yoshino Gasato.

A fence, a moat, and a watch tower. Such a positional relationship. By the way, there is a ladder and stairs and the place where it is good even if it climbs, and it is removed and it does not climb.

The Southern District is quite large. One piece in the composition that can understand the size. The building group is built in the periphery, and there is nothing in the center. Whether this is only the periphery that has been restored, whether there was no remains in the central part of the first place, unknown.

A house in the corner of South district. It says “adult house”. Thailand Gin. An old type of “pit dwelling” that digs a hole in the ground and puts a roof on it. If it rains a little, it is inevitable that the whole house will be flooded soon. The building of “stilt” in this age seems to have been used for the ceremonial sanctuary and the storage warehouse.

The appearance of the home part of the adult. The scene in which the resident has done something is reproduced. I wonder if the wives are making weapons in side job because they are lined with shields and bows.

There is also a “Yayoi cosplay corner” in the South district. “Become a Yayoi person and take a picture!” Of course it’s free. It becomes clothes like the staff in the form drape from clothes, it has the weapon and the farming tool in the hand, it takes a favorite pose, and it shoots it with the digital camera etc. on hand. I was allowed to take a picture of the New Year’s card here. I am embarrassed at first glance, so there is no chance to become Yayoi people so, by all means.

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Date of Visit: October, 2014
Imaging equipment: FUJIFILM X-M1 + XF14mm + FISYEYE 8mm
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