Japan-castle(japanese say = oshiro)




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The Inuyama Castle犬山城 /National tereasure国宝

The Inuyama Castle was built at its present location in 1537 by Oda Yojitou Nobuyasu, an uncle of Oda Nobunaga(one of Japan's greatest samurai warriore who attempted to unify the nation during the period of the Warring States ).

IIt is the oldest standing castle in Japan.

IIn the years following its construction, lordship of the castle changed frequently. The largest configuration of the castle was completed around the time of the Battle of Sekigahara in the year 1600.

IIn 1584, during of 120,000 strong from Osaka entered the castle, from whichi he waged war against Tokugawa Ieyasu, whose forces were spread over Komaki Mountain.

Lodrdship of the castle was bestowed on Naruse Masanari in1618 during the Edo Period and was maintained by Naruse and his descendants until the Meiji Period.

IIn 1871 (Meiji4),abolition of the clan system and the establishment of the prefectures resulted in a goverment seizure of the castle.

Consequently, most of the castle's surrounding buildings were torn down. The central keep and the stone wall, as you see them today,were the only strucyures keft intact.

Extensive reconstruction work on the castle began in 1961 and was completed four years later in 1965.

The Inuyama Castle was designated a National Treasure in 1935 by the Japanese Ministry of Education.





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