Shogun's castle wall sees the light of day after nearly 400 years
|A dig shows the stone wall of Okazaki Castle and a portion that was buried|
in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture [Credit: Okazaki’s Education Board]
It said the wall, which lies south of the castle, is believed to have been constructed by 1644, when Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651), the third shogun, was in power.
|A section of the stone wall around Okazaki Castle near the riverbed |
of Otogawa river [Credit: Go Kitaueda]
The contour of the wall also matches a depiction in a map of the castle and surrounding area produced in 1781.
|A map of Okazaki Castle produced in 1781 shows a set of three square platforms|
projecting from the wall--an unique feature of the wall confirmed by
the excavation [Credit: Okazaki’s Education Board]
Source: The Asahi Shimbun [April 14, 2016]