Iyo Matsuyama Castle 伊予松山城
|Description||This is known as the Tsutsui Gate. The small gate with no doors on the left is called the Tonashimon, on the right is a big watariyagura style yagura gate that is the actual Tsuitsuimon Gate. Hidden behind the stone wall on the right of the Tsutsui Gate is actually a small hidden gate too. This Tonashi Gate is the only original one in this photo. The rest of the structures have been reconstructed. In the background on the left side is the Taiko Yagura form previous pictures. After making a couple hairpin turns through the stone corridor to get here and then again after the Tonashimon Gate. You can see how attackers would be really bottled up in this small space while trying to break through the big gate.
Cultural Heritage Online Database
|Historical Artifacts||Tonashimon Gate (koraimon - Important Cultural Property)|
Photo Time: 2016-02-26 10:01:50 JST