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  1. Koyama Castle

    Castle Koyama Castle

    Kōyama Castle (高山城 Kōyamajō) is a mountain castle in Kimotsuki located in the centre of Ōsumi Peninsula (大隅半島). It was the base of the local Kimotsuki clan who ruled this area until the end of the Sengoku Period and is also known as Kimotsuki Castle (肝付城 Kimotsukijō). The castle is a National...
  2. Shibushi Castle

    Castle Shibushi Castle

    Shibushi Castle (志布志城 Shibushi-jō) is a mountain castle (山城 yamajirō) located in Shibushi City in eastern Kagoshima (former Hyūga Province 日向国). A thriving port engaged in trade with foreign powers, the feudal lords of southern Kyūshu fought intense battles for its control in the Nanboku-chō...
  3. Kamo Castle

    Castle Kamo Castle

    Kamo Castle (蒲生城 Kamou-jō) is a mountain castle located in Kamou Town, Aira City, about 7 kilometres northwest of the innermost part of Kinko Bay. It is located on Mt. Ryuga (龍ヶ山 Ryūgayama, lit. "Dragon Mountain"), which overhangs to the north, across the river of the city. It is a typical...
  4. Kiyoshiki Castle

    Castle Kiyoshiki Castle

    Kiyoshiki Castle (清色城 Kiyoshiki-jō) is a former hilltop castle located in Irikicho, Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is not clear when Kiyoshiki Castle was constructed. It is assumed that it was built sometime after the Shibuya clan moved from Sagami to Satsuma, following the Battle of...
  5. Kagoshima Castle

    Castle Kagoshima Castle

    Kagoshima Castle (鹿児島城, Kagoshima-jō), also known as Tsurumaru Castle (鶴丸城), is located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and was the headquarters of the Shimazu clan. In 1601, one year after the Battle of Sekigahara, the 18th head of the Shimazu clan, Tadatsune (島津忠恒, 1576-1638)...
  6. Ei Castle

    Castle Ei Castle

    The ruins of Ei Castle (頴娃城跡 Ei jōseki) are located in Minamikyūshū, Kagoshima. The castle site was designated a Historic Site of Kagoshima Prefecture in 2005. History Driving through the southern part of Satsuma Penisula from Makurazaki to Ibusuki, there is a 2-kilometre wide short corridor...
  7. Chiran Castle

    Castle Chiran Castle

    Chiran Castle (知覧城, Chiran-jō) is a former castle complex in Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture. Chiran was a town located in the Kawabe district. Chiran and the towns of Kawabe (川辺) and Ei (頴娃) were merged into Minamikyūshū (南九州) city in 2007. As seen in the aerial picture above, Chiran Castle was...
  8. Izaku Castle

    Castle Izaku Castle

    Izaku Castle (伊作城 Izaku-jō) is a castle complex in the town of Hioki, Kagoshima Prefecture, that was constructed in the 13th century. It served as the headquarters of the Shimazu clan until 1536 when Shimazu Takahisa relocated his base to Ichiūji Castle. (一宇治城) History: Izaku Castle itself...
  9. Ichiuji Castle

    Castle Ichiuji Castle

    Ichiūji Castle (一宇治城 Ichiūji-jō) is a former castle complex located in Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. At the beginning of the Kamakura Period, Ki no Shiro Tokikiyo (紀四朗時清), also known as Ijūin Tokikiyo (伊集院時清) was appointed governor of Ijūin County. He constructed Ichiuji Castle where he...
  10. Kajiki Castle

    Castle Kajiki Castle

    Kajiki Castle (加治木城 Kajiki-jō) was a mountain castle in former Ōsumi Province (modern-day eastern Kagoshima Prefecture) which had been used from the Nanboku-chō Period (1336-1392) to the Sengoku Period. It is located on a plateau which pushes out southwest towards the Kajiki Plain (加治木の平), the...
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    Seeking Looking for my brother

    Hello, my name is Naja. I just found this page and thought it's worth a try. I am currently in search for my brother whom I've lost contact for a long time. I'm currently living in the Philippines and last I heard from my brother is he's still in Kagoshima, Japan. His name is 福濱雄太 Fukuhama Yuta...
  12. Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    The Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum (田中一村記念美術館) exhibits works of the late painter who was born in Tochigi and moved to Amami Ōshima when he was fifty years old.
  13. Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    The Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum (田中一村記念美術館) exhibits works of the late painter who was born in Tochigi and moved to Amami Ōshima when he was fifty years old.
  14. Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    The Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum (田中一村記念美術館) exhibits works of the late painter who was born in Tochigi and moved to Amami Ōshima when he was fifty years old.
  15. Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    The Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum (田中一村記念美術館) exhibits works of the late painter who was born in Tochigi and moved to Amami Ōshima when he was fifty years old.
  16. Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum

    The Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum (田中一村記念美術館) exhibits works of the late painter who was born in Tochigi and moved to Amami Ōshima when he was fifty years old.
  17. Setouchi

    Setouchi

    Hiking around Setouchi (瀬戸内), Amami Ōshima
  18. Setouchi

    Setouchi

    Hiking around Setouchi (瀬戸内), Amami Ōshima
  19. Setouchi

    Setouchi

    Hiking around Setouchi (瀬戸内), Amami Ōshima
  20. Setouchi

    Setouchi

    Hiking around Setouchi (瀬戸内), Amami Ōshima
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