Hiroshima Castle (広島城)
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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
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