Ueda Castle(the first part) [Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

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Ueda Castle
Masayuki Sanada’s Ueda castle who has defeated the Tokugawa army twice (the first part).
[Fighting the Tokugawa army twice, the hardcore boasting the iron wall defense system]

上田城:徳川軍を二度にわたり撃破した上田城(前編) 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Ueda castle which Masayuki Sanada built was once destroyed after the battle of Sekigahara in Keichou 5th Year (1600 years), and is being restored by Sanada’s next castle owner Sengoku. This reconstruction work was the one that excavated the burial maot of Ueda castle of Sanada again.

Therefore, it can be seen that the basic plan of reconstruction Ueda castle (territory) is almost the same as when Masayuki Sanada’s foundation was founded. Well, that Ueda castle is located on the terraced cliff where the Chikuma river rises. Both Inner citadel and Outer citadel surrounding it are behind the cliffs and the Chikuma River. Also, Ohbori from Oter citadel North to the west, which was called a hundred drilling, was originally a natural river channel, which was expanded and divided by banks into a large water moat.

上田城:徳川軍を二度にわたり撃破した上田城(前編) 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

And the river which flowed here moved to the north, it bent at right angle in the northwest of the castle and dropped to the Chikuma river. On the eastern side of Outer citadel, outermost region of castle was arranged. This is the major direction of Ueda Castle, but it was divided by a moat in the north and south.

上田城:徳川軍を二度にわたり撃破した上田城(前編) 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Nobuyuki (Nobuyuki), who succeeded the trace of Masayuki, expanded the town outside this major moat, but Ueda castle in the Masayuki Era had a range surrounded by this moat and Yadesawa river to outermost enclosure of a castle. It is thought that it was a structure that totally took in the castle town inside.
(History group image series Sanada three generations)

6263 Outer region of the castle, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture (Ueda castle track park)


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