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Kumakawa Castle [1/3] The castle of Konishi Yukicho, responsible for the defense of the western end of Bunroku.

Kumakawa Castle [1/3] The castle of Konishi Yukicho, responsible for the defense of the western end of Bunroku.

倭城 熊川城
Kumakawa Castle is a castle that became the forefront of the west of the WA castle in the south shore of the Korean peninsula, which was built by the role of Bunroku. In East and west, Myeongdong Castle was established as an end castle, and Kumakawa Castle was built as a huge castle in the center. Located at the top of the cape protruding to the bay, the record that the missionary conduction and the truce negotiation with the Ming army was also left was treated as an important base in the Japan army at that time. The long climbing stone wall which extends from the tower of the mountaintop remains clearly now, and the high stone wall which shows on the bay side remains. It is maintained as a hiking course from the foot of the mountain, and it is possible to go up easily to the tower of the mountaintop (but this time I direct the inside of the bush from the opposite side).

Basic Data >
Name: Kumakawa Castle (Koya-Eun-Chong)
Location: Changwon-Si, Gyeongsang ( map )
● Lord: Yukinaga Konishi
-Castle: Bunroku two years (1593)
-Remains: Tower, climbing Ishigaki, Toraguchi, vertical moat
● Information: WA Castle

Date of Visit: November, 2018
Visit to the Bear River Castle- One , two , three .

WA Castle Tour [2018] – Kumakawa/Sacheon River/Forward Heaven/Nagato-pu/Higashi Laiwu/Tokoku/Gimhae-Takeshima
Wa Castle Tour [2017] – Anghaura/Busan mother/Machine Zhang/Nishi-ikuura/Ulsan/Yeongdeungpo/Matsumasura/Nagato-Oura/Liang-san/Kameura

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wajo_kumakawa_01_4973To the castle of Kumakawa, a huge west castle built by Konishi Yukicho. It is said that there was a mansion of the head of Konishi and officers in the foot of the north side. Let’s aim at that first. We went to the mountain from the north along the river. The mountain in front of the sun becomes the castle of Kumakawa.

wajo_kumakawa_02_4974It is a residential area and a terraced field, but the parcel is made of stone walls with a huge boulder. Is this the whole house mark?

wajo_kumakawa_03_4975sTo the area that was more and more divided by the stone wall when advancing to the interior. The collapse might have been done, too and a large alteration by the field and the house making gradually might have been made, and this area might have been a mark of the small West West long. The missionaries who visited the Kugawa castle were exposed to Konishi Yukio and Satoshi Shu, who live in a large mansion surrounded by stone walls in the report.

wajo_kumakawa_04_4984Further to the back, to the top. A pretty huge stone wall appeared. Because it is not likely to climb to the top, I look toward the interior along the stone wall.

wajo_kumakawa_05_4985It is covered in the bush, but the last minute of the stone wall has become the road! They go to the back

wajo_kumakawa_06_4986A considerable boulder is piled up to about 3m height. I wonder if there was a very great person’s mansion here.

wajo_kumakawa_07_4991It went out to the roadway when crossing the stone wall of the previous megaliths. On the mountain side of the roadway, there is a glimpse of stone walls buried in grass.

wajo_kumakawa_08_4993It has climbed considerably. This place is near the east of the castle. When I look at GoogleMap, I see just east of here . The straight land on the right is completely reclaimed. Once upon a time, the Kumakawa Castle was a cape protruding into the sea.

wajo_kumakawa_09_4995Then, it enters the mountain from here. The stone which might be remnants of the stone wall came into view when going up the slope while making a mid-ascent.

wajo_kumakawa_10_4997There is a stone wall clearly in the back. It seems to be the place where this hits the east edge of the castle.

wajo_kumakawa_11_5005The walls of the stone wall were built to block the slopes.

wajo_kumakawa_12_5009The vertical moat was built from the walls of the stone wall to the bottom of the slope.

wajo_kumakawa_13_5012There was a slight masonry mark around the vertical moat. And this stone is quite large!

wajo_kumakawa_14_5014There were some places where the stone which seemed to be ruins of the stone wall was piled up when going down a little in the vertical moat. Was it once a vertical moat that hardened both sides with a stone wall?

wajo_kumakawa_15_5017When the vertical moat is climbed, it goes to the edge of the cape with the former Kumakawa Castle. This was once a sea, and now it is completely landfill and looks like a warehouse group. Because it is a little ahead of the wall of the stone wall ahead, it was a good place to watch the sea from this area (even now the Sea has disappeared) well understood location.

wajo_kumakawa_16_5020To the back along the wall of the wall of the earlier. The vertical Horinouchi side extending from the stone wall to the bottom was a ground-base chick. The stone walls around the vertical moat that I saw earlier seemed to have been affixed to the outside of this soil base.

wajo_kumakawa_17_5024I go to the edge of the wall of the stone wall. The end is a little overhanging structure.

wajo_kumakawa_18_5027The edge of the corner of the overhang is built just in the slope. It is likely to have seen the majesty from the sea side well.

wajo_kumakawa_19_5030Then, it goes inside along the wall of the stone wall.

wajo_kumakawa_20_5033From around the ground base is connected, the wheel part on the stone wall rises.

wajo_kumakawa_21_5035On the other side of the corner of the corner. This is a little hard to see in the bushes. The location is not funny even if something like a sight tower is built.

wajo_kumakawa_22_5040The slope had been considerably fierce bamboo bushes as for this, although the stone wall which climbed toward the summit from the tune of the East ahead was built. I managed to go up the bamboo grove to rely on the climax like a soil base somehow.

wajo_kumakawa_23_5042From the gaps in the bamboo bushes, you can glimpse the remnants of the former climbing walls. Well let’s see. The Bamboo grove that I cannot afford to watch slowly.

wajo_kumakawa_24_5045It reached the vertical moat when it cut through the bamboo brush hell for a while. It should be the tip of the main Guo immediately above this. They climb hard

wajo_kumakawa_25_5052Then, the view opens at a dash, and there is a huge stone wall in the back! The tension rises at a dash. The bush which seems to be considerably deep is blocked in the foreground. The left side is recessed a little, and it seems to climb still, and it is thought, and thrust.

wajo_kumakawa_26_5055The Bushes are divided into the stone walls. It is likely to see the majesty of the stone wall considerably from the bottom if it pays the bush in front of this stone wall.

wajo_kumakawa_27_5056Still, the stone wall of this height is literally “towering” on the mountain. This is amazing.

wajo_kumakawa_28_5058I came to the foot of the high stone wall beyond the bush!

wajo_kumakawa_29_5064“The stone wall” that rises to the bay. The upper part of the stone wall is quite collapsed (although it is understood when going up later), and it is not understood where the heaven end was. At that time, it might have been several m still high. In addition, the building is built, and the fortress is exactly.

wajo_kumakawa_30_5067To the corners of the high stone wall. It is a stone wall with a long stretch of foot on the slope. It’s a stone wall that has endured for more than 430 years.

wajo_kumakawa_31_5070The corner of the east end of the main part of Bear River Castle. It is stacked about 20 stages from 15 stages. Just a masterpiece. You can go up to the left side of the stone wall. The tiger mouth at that time was in the opposite side and the right back.

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Date of Visit: November, 2018
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-T10 + XF10-24mm
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