1858 -Samurai Woodblock Map: Matsumoto Castle
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Japanese Woodblock Print Book Samurai Map: Matsumoto Castle
These maps, binded together, were made in this size and shape for easy use riding horse.
Le mappe erano stampate in queste dimensioni poi rilegate insieme per una più facile e rapida consultazione a cavallo
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Matusmoto Castle map
Alternate Name Fukashi-jo
Founder Ishikawa Kazumasa
Structure 5 levels, 6 stories
Artifacts donjon, inui secondary donjon, watari yagura, tatsumi tsukeyagura, tsukimi yagura
*designated National Treasures
Location Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
This was the first large castle and first original extant castle I ever visited.
I was so impressed it sparked my future interest in castles.
Next to Himeji-jo, Matsumoto-jo is the next best extant castle donjon in Japan.
Built by Ishikawa Kazumasa and his son Yasunaga in 1590, Matsumoto-jo is designated a National Treasure.
After Hideyoshi took Odawara he stationed Ishikawa Kazumasa in Matsumoto to govern his eastern provinces.
The history of Matsumoto-jo actually begins with a castle called Fukashi-jo which was built by Shimadachi Sadanaga in 1504. That castle was attacked... read more