Sunday, September 13, 2020

Matsuyama Castle on Katsuyama Hill

Hard to believe that the castle is standing on what was originally two hills filled in by local Japanese for their feudal lord so he could build this magnificent castle.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Matsuyama Castle - One of the top ten original Samurai Castles in Japan

Matsuyama Castle is one of the top ten original Samurai Castles in Japan. It is in excellent condition and has been lovingly maintained by the City of Matsuyama. The castle has never suffered from combat which is what it owes to its existence. At the time of the Meiji Restoration, the Warlord at the Castle sided with the rebellion against the emperor. However, the warlord conceded defeat and turned over the castle to the Emperor's representative and sought penance at a local Buddhist Temple. Forgiveness was granted.