Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle

Impregnable castle

One of the most beautiful and impressive castle in Japan, Kumamoto castle was built in 1607 by Kiyomasa Kato. It took seven years to construct. Kiyomasa Kato was a daimyo of the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo period, and was known as an excellent architect of castles and fortification. As he put his all knowledge and experience of battles he involved in, there were so many excellent aspect in the castle such as the stonewall, and the castle was known as impregnable castle. The castle had 49 turrets, 18 turret gates, and 29 castle gates, all contained within a circumference of 5.3 km of stone walls.

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

   

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

Utoyagura

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

Kumamot castle in 1874.

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

Kiyomasa Kato’s Family crest, "Kikyomon"

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle

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