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  1. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Castle Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle was a Sengoku-era fortress located in the present-day Chigasaki Castle Ruins Park (茅ヶ崎城址公園 Chigasaki jōshikōen) in Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama. Apart from the stone foundations of several buildings, very few remnants survived the centuries. Still, the outline of the former castle along...
  2. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    The entrance to the Chigasaki Castle Ruins Park (茅ヶ崎城址公園) in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama.
  3. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): the karabori (空堀 dry moat)
  4. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): the view to the north, towards Center Minami and Center Kita.
  5. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Koshikuruwa (腰郭 "mid-point" compound)
  6. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Higashikuruwa (東郭 eastern compound)
  7. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Higashikuruwa (東郭 eastern compound)
  8. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): the path to Higashikuruwa (東郭 eastern compound).
  9. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Nakakuruwa dobashi (中郭土橋 the earthen bridge of the central compound).
  10. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): negoya (根小屋), the living quarters of the lord and his chief retainers.
  11. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城)
  12. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Nakakuruwa (中郭 central compound).
  13. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): a plan of the kuruwa, the castle compounds: 西郭 (western compound), 中郭 (central compound), 北郭 (northern compound), 東北郭 (northeastern compound), 東郭 (eastern compound), and 腰郭 (mid-point or halfway compound).
  14. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): pottery (土器 doki) excavated at the site.
  15. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): the Nakakuruwa (中郭 central compound) with the remains of the former storage facility.
  16. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    The remains (遺構 ikou) of the former warehouse.
  17. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): dorui (土塁) are straight earthen embankments.
  18. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Nakakuruwa (中郭), the central compound.
  19. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): Kitakuruwa (北郭), the northern compound.
  20. Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins

    Chigasaki Castle Ruins (茅ヶ崎城): the earthen embankments of the northern compound (北郭土塁 Kitakuruwa dorui).
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