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Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

 

Hiroshima Castle is a Hirayama-jyo or hilltop castle which was 
constructed in 1589 by Mori Terumoto near the mouse of Ota 
River.  It is also known as Carp Castle. 
It is said that the castle was built with a reference 
to Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s mansion for gathering pleasure 
called Jarakudai.
The donjon, which was once designated as National Treasure, 
was completely destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945.

 

The present five-layered donjon was reconstructed in 1958 and the interior of

the donjon is used as Museum of Historical Materials, which introduces the culture

of warriors. In 1994, the front gate of Minomaru, Taiko-yagura turret, Tarmon-yagura 

turret and Hira-yagura turret were restored.

At present, the inner moats, Honmaru and Ninomaru remain on this list of National 
Historic Site.

 

 

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