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  1. Kakegawa Castle Beer

    Kakegawa Castle Beer

    Kakegawa Castle Beer, sold in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture; though not locally brewed still a tasty souvenir!
  2. Original map of Kakegawa Castle

    Original map of Kakegawa Castle

    Original drawing dating from 1644-1647. These so-called shōho-shiro-ezu (正保城絵図), drawings of castles accurate to the minutest detail, had to be submitted to the Tokugawa shogunate by all daimyō.
  3. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    The castle as seen from a bridge over the Sakagawa River from the southeast
  4. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    The Otemon Guard House next to the Otemon Gate
  5. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    The reconstructed Otemon Gate on the southern side of the Sakagawa River
  6. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Triangular loop-holes that allowed the defenders to shoot at attacking enemies
  7. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    The steep stone walls of Kakegawa Castle
  8. Ninomaru Goten

    Ninomaru Goten

    Samurai armour displayed in the Ninomaru Goten in Kakegawa
  9. Ninomaru Goten

    Ninomaru Goten

    The Ninomaru Goten (二の丸御殿), the residence of the daimyō, built by Ota Sukekatsu after the 1854 earthquake, and designated an Important Cultural Property in 1980
  10. Ninomaru Goten

    Ninomaru Goten

    The Ninomaru Goten (二の丸御殿) was the residence of the daimyō, built by Ota Sukekatsu after the 1854 earthquake, and designated an Important Cultural Property in 1980. The image displays the decorated wooden ceiling.
  11. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    View on to the castle from the street leading up to the ninomaru (the inner bailey)
  12. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle: view on to the main keep
  13. Kakegawa: Ninomaru Goten

    Kakegawa: Ninomaru Goten

    The Ninomaru Goten (二の丸御殿), the residence of the daimyō, built by Ota Sukekatsu after the 1854 earthquake, and designated an Important Cultural Property in 1980
  14. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: stairs leading up to a wooden gate and the honmaru (innermost bailey)
  15. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: ishi-otoshi (石落, stone-drops) that enabled the defenders to observe enemies climbing the stone wall and to counterattack by dropping stones, and other objects, or to shoot arrows or fire guns.
  16. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: diorama displaying the structures of the castle at the entrance
  17. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: approach to the castle over the Sakagawa River
  18. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: view onto the donjon from the east
  19. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle in Kakegawa, Shizuoka: the stairs leading up to the castle
  20. Kakegawa Castle

    Kakegawa Castle

    The tenshū-kaku (天守閣 main keep) of Kakegawa Castle
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