Leaves and roofs by tokyobogue

Leaves and roofs

At Inetsuke-jo Ato (Inetsuke Castle ruins), Akabane, Tokyo.

Inetsuke-jo Ato (Inetsuke Castle Ruins) are ruins of medieval castle which located on the tongue-shaped plateaus about 21 meters above sea level. The castle was designed to utilize natural landscapes. It was recorded as a Hori-ato (trench remains) in the Shinpen Musashi Fudoki Ko (A topography of Musashi Province from 1804 to 1829).

It is thought that main castle was constructed on the plateau terrace where currently Josho-ji Temple. The north and the east-west sides are steep cliff, and the plateau is followed by flat on the south side. According to the excavation around Josho-ji Temple, the dry moat remains (width about 12m, depth about 6m) were found with artifacts in the early 16th century.

A wooden seated statue of Ota Dokan is inherited in Josho-ji Temple. In the history of temple, Ota Dokan constructed Inetsuke-jo Castle. There is no archives specified the castle builder, but the result of excavation suggests that this castle is though to be related to Ogigayatsu Uesugi Clan. Also Ota Dokan was the main retainer of Ogigayatsu Uesugi Clan, so he might be built the castle.

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
lol cut and paste? translations can lack correct grammar ! must be a beautiful and interesting place to visit
December 22nd, 2018  
@kali66 Heh heh, they said everything so much more eloquently than I ever could... But yes, beautiful and tranquil, and completely lucky, was on my way somewhere else and had one of those 'that looks like an interesting little road...' moments.
December 22nd, 2018  
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