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Nishiseiura Castle [1/4] The magnificent WA ruins of the huge stone wall and climbing stone walls remain.

Nishiseiura Castle [1/4] The magnificent WA ruins of the huge stone wall and climbing stone walls remain.

倭城 西生浦城
Nishisei Ura Castle is one of the east Coast “the Castle” which was built by Kiyomasa Kato in the latter half of the post of Bunroku. The role of Keicho became an important base on the east Coast after the war in Ulsan, but it was broken down after Hideyoshi died. The climbing stone wall which had surrounded the military port is still good at the foot of the mountain, and it is said that it is one of the most popular WA ruins because most of the stone walls including the tower stand remain in the mountain. However, in the repair work of the stone wall which has been done in recent years, it has been tampered with the original appearance completely different piling way, and there is a realities that the value as the cultural property is rapidly lost.

Basic Data >
Name: Nishiseiura Castle (so Sen)
● Location: Ulsan-wide, Ulsan ( map )
● Lord: Kiyomasa Kato
-Castle: Bunroku two years (1593)
-Remains: Ishigaki, Tower, Toraguchi, climbing Ishigaki
● Information: WA Castle

Date of Visit: November, 2017

The visit to Nishibe-ura-Castle- One , two , three , four .
WA Castle Tour- top page .

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wajo_sosenpo-01_6693Speaking of the West, this is the climbing wall. It is also adopted on the cover of walking the Castle wa a companion book. The photo on the cover is not here, but it’s a little corners, but personally the most comfortable place to see the wall is the location of this photo. This is a brochure in front of the information Center (the right front log house-style building). There is a beautiful pamphlet of the color that the Japanese is able to speak and the Japanese are described.

wajo_sosenpo-02_6685There is a break in front of the information center. It was thought that it was a flat tiger mouth mark, but there is a high possibility of the place opened to make the road in later years because the corners of the stone wall is not left at all. The historical monument of the Japan reign remains inside the bottom of the climbing stone wall.

wajo_sosenpo-03_6687I went down to the bottom of the wall when I looked up a little. Let’s go up to the top of the castle, and go down to the tip of the stone wall to climb first.

wajo_sosenpo-04_6684Let’s go to the ruins of the mountain along the climbing stone wall. The roadway is extended, but for construction vehicles, it goes on foot from here. The top of the mountain in the right back is Nishiseiura castle.

wajo_sosenpo-05_6952A giant tile guide board. It is too large to look fine on the top. A description of Japanese is written in the lower right.

wajo_sosenpo-06_6953The main enclosure of the giant tile Description board is up. Now we’re right down the tenth street. A lot of the tower of the purple roof are drawn, and, of course, there is no existence.

wajo_sosenpo-07_6954A description of the Japanese on the bottom right of the giant tile Description board. After the castle was built by the role of the Bunroku, Saiseiura Castle always defended the castle Hideyoshi became a castle in the withdrawal after the death, but not such explanation, the role of the Korean side “raise a lot of diplomatic results”, the role of Keicho “to reclaim the castle with the power of the Ming army” is. After that, it seems to have been used as a barracks of the Korean navy for 300 years.

wajo_sosenpo-08_6696Let’s climb to the ruins of the mountain. It seems to be quite a distance, but it does not hang five minutes until the first major mark that comes into view.

wajo_sosenpo-09_6697When I look back, I can clearly see that the stone wall is built up along a gentle slope. By the way, this city is also quite advanced, and at the time the castle was built, the coastline was more than before. The old coastline will be visited later.

wajo_sosenpo-10_6699To the mountain path. The uphill slope of the spelled is continued for a while. The stone product was seen in the left and right slightly, and it might have been a major road here at that time. Of course, it would have been a lot easier to climb the roadway.

wajo_sosenpo-11_6701It reaches a wide inflection wheel when a few spelled relented. A huge stone wall is built on the circumference.

wajo_sosenpo-12_6702There was a big break in the stone wall in the back of the left, and the major gate was built there.

wajo_sosenpo-13_6704Take a look at the up. It is a stone wall of the shape not seen so much in the Japan castle. Because it is too beautiful even if compared with the state of the stone wall on the mount, this stone wall might have been piled up again. I do not know how much was left before the reload. Moreover, it is understood that it is a two-stage posture when the front of a high stone wall on the right side is seen though eyes go to the stone wall of the reverse convex type by all means. Because the gap of the stone wall was almost covered with grass, the upper side might have been piled up still greatly only on the lower stage.

wajo_sosenpo-14_6705The explanation board which stands in front of the major gate. It seems to have been made recently.

wajo_sosenpo-15_6707The entire figure drawn in a model figure. There is a speech bubble in the middle part. By the way, the inside (the mountain side) was divided into “inner castle” and the lower side “outside Castle” from this major gate (the number of numbers is different color).

wajo_sosenpo-15a_6706The description part Japanese the description board. The content is the same as the tile Description Board of the foothills, but the accuracy of the translation Japanese is far higher than here. The supervisor of the researcher on the Japan side entered? The last part has been written extended (or omitted in the tile explanation Board of the foot), it has been added to the effect that only the outer castle part was used as a military barracks of the postwar Korean navy.

wajo_sosenpo-16_6711Let’s go over the major gate mark and enter the Masugata Tiger mouth. The left and right parts of the door that is usually the wall of the walls, has become a wall of the stone walls, the style is not seen in too much Japan. This was not seen in other WA castle ruins, and I wondered whether the stone wall of this appearance was really built at that time. Explanations about this were not found in the field. Looking for old visits on the net, as far as this article in 2001 (182/183), the stone wall on the left side of this major trail has collapsed greatly, the upper right side is crumbling. Because the left side is completely different from the current part and the present situation, it might have been piled up almost original. The square stone is piled up diagonally, and it is sure to feel discomfort.

wajo_sosenpo-17_6713Masugata to the inside. The road in the castle is bent to the left.

wajo_sosenpo-18_6715Debris of stone walls buried in the soil in front of the masugata. The large stone is embedded. What is the so-called mirror stone? It was in a slightly higher position than the stone wall of a major temple.

wajo_sosenpo-19_6714From inside the masugata, we look back at the stone wall of a major temple. If the stone wall was this shape at that time, was the tower gate built across the low part?

wajo_sosenpo-20_6717Masugata See the whole tiger mouth. It seems to be a big melody on the stone wall in the back. If the soil wall was ruminate on that, Tower gate is still a shape which crosses only between the low stone wall.

wajo_sosenpo-21_6718A full view of a major temple. It is seen in the masugata rather than the disagreement Tiger mouth.

wajo_sosenpo-22_6951There was a big bulletin in front of the hill leading to the top of the road. It was content to apologize for the inconvenience of the passage for construction when translating. The truck climbed up and down while actually strolling.

wajo_sosenpo-23_6722When the outside of the slope was seen, the circumference of this area was reinforced by the stone wall.

wajo_sosenpo-24_6726Then, climb the slope and aim at the top. On the left side is a ditch-like structure, but at the time?

wajo_sosenpo-25_6729When I climbed for a while, the high trees ended and the sun came up.

wajo_sosenpo-26_6731The arrival point of the slope was a tiger mouth enclosed by the stone wall. Coming up a narrow slope, and having a huge castle gate at the top, would have been a pretty defensive force.

wajo_sosenpo-27_6732The stone wall on the right side is a two-stage stance. And, the stone wall here might have been piled up, and it is a strange feeling without the corners of the right upper part in a beautiful state without the grass and the corner stone, too.

wajo_sosenpo-28_6733The explanatory board that was on. It seems to have been an important base with three tiger mouths ahead of the melody. Japanese is a little strange.

wajo_sosenpo-29_6946Masugata Tiger mouth that came in earlier.

wajo_sosenpo-30_6734View from the Masugata Tiger mouth, the whole bend. It is a slender, wide melody.

wajo_sosenpo-31_6941Three tiger mouths to see from inside the melody.

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Date of Visit: November, 2017
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-T10 + XF10-24mm
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