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Japanese Castles

March 20, 2013 by  
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Japanese castles. Medieval, feudal castles in Japan. Pictures of original and reconstructed Japanese forts and castles belonged to Japanese samurais and landlords.

Japanese castle history
After unification of Japan in 16.th century (Nobunaga, Toyotomi), many larger castles were built across the Japan country. Unlike the earlier castles, they were built in the plains or on small hills in the plains, where they served as a region’s administrative and military headquarters and a symbol of authority. They became the centers of “castle towns”.

After the end of the feudal age (1868, Meiji reforms), many castles were destroyed as relics of the past, and even more were lost in WWII.

List of original Japanese castles and forts

Himeji Castle

Himeji castle Japan

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto castle Japan

Matsuyama Castle

Matsuyama castle Japan

Hirosaki Castle

Hisrosaki castle Japan

Hikone Castle

Hikone castle Japan

Matsue Castle

Matsue castle Japan

Inuyama Castle

Inuyama castle Japan

Kochi Castle

Kochi castle Japan

Reconstructed Japanese castles

Okayama castle

Okayama castle Japan

Osaka Castle

Osaka castle Japan

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima castle Japan

Japanese swords

japanese samurai swords

Comments

2 Responses to “Japanese Castles”
  1. Samurai01 says:

    The pics look so fantastic. Thanks for posting them.

  2. HMX says:

    The Japanese castles are so uniques. I wish to visit the Japan one day.

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