Sunday, March 17, 2013

Nakatsu Castle


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Nakatsu Castle is the main feature of the design on Nakatsu Citys draincover in Oita, Kyushu.

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Considered on of the 3 great "water castles" that used river and sea as part of its defences. The other two being Imabari and Takamatsu.

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The original was built in 1588 and was burned down in 1877 during the Seinan War, commonly called the Satsuma Rebellion.

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The current concrete keep was built in 1964. No-one knew what the original keep looked like so it was modelled instead on Hagi castles keep.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, I like Nakatsu Castle!
    I visited in late 2011! :)

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