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Matsumoto Castle [Matsumotojō; Fukashijō; Gakojō; (Goose Lake Castle); Karasujō; (Raven Castle)]locked

  • J. F. Morris


Japanese site in the city of Matsumoto, central Nagano Prefecture. The castle, which was of the hirajiro (‘castle on a plain’) type, was important as an example of Azuchi–Momoyama-period (1568–1600) and Edo-period (1600–1868) architecture. The only surviving original buildings are in the donjon complex, consisting of a main donjon and a lesser donjon (both ...

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