Friday, January 25, 2013

Hagi castle


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Following the success of the Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara the Mori Clan were stripped of most of their landholdings and moved their base from Hiroshima Castle to what is now Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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Construction of hagi castle began in 1604 and was completed in 1608

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The Mori ruled here continuously until the Meiji Restoration and the castle was dismantled following the law of 1874 that decommissioned most Japanese castles.

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All that remains now are the stone walls and base.

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3 comments:

  1. Wow, great weather!
    When I visited it was cold and cloudy (that was last year in February).
    There are a lot of stray cats everywhere around the castle ruins.

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  2. to build a castle in 4 years! wow!

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  3. So many castles gone, some in amazing locations.Wish that the government would do a study to see if at least three could be rebuilt,Hagi would have to be one.Hope to see a few more on this trip , caught Odawara-jo first on list.

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