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Structure, the history, charm of kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle is a castle (Flatland Mountain Castle) which was in current Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto of Japan.

Chiba Castle, Kumamoto Castle were built in the Middle Ages and Kiyomasa Kato who was a feudal lord of Higo hung it early in the Edo era from last years in the Azuchimomoyama era and took a castle in the Middle Ages and rebuilt it and built Kumamoto-jo Castle of the figure like the present.
 As a palace, a Castle Tower, the fifth-floor oar packed it on the Stone Wall called " a Kiyomasa style" (Seisyuuryuu), this Castle is built, a castle of the feudal lord includes an evaluation, " this is number one in Japan ".
 In this Castle, the Most of the Edo era after the Kato attainting became the Castle of the Kumamoto feudal clan Hosokawas.
 After having become the castle of Hosokawa, reconstruction was carried out flourishingly and existed without most buildings being removed until the beginning of the Meiji era, but a building and a Stone Wall, removal and the modification of Kuruwa were performed after Kumamoto stationary troops were put.
 This Castle became the battlefield of the Southwestern Rebellion of the Meiji by the late Tokugawa period.
 Building group of a Castle Tower and the main enclosure including the palace is destroyed by fire just before the Southwestern Rebellion, and the current Castle Tower is the rebuilding of 1960.

 ★In the case of Kumamoto earthquake of April, 2016, reconstruction, revival architecture such as cultural assets building, the castle towers such as Uto Yagura suffered including an existence stone wall. The damage that 30% needs reloading is over the stone wall. It is expected that the restoration construction is completed by the end of March, 2019.★

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