The Dōshō-hori was a fortification and moat system built on the terraces of a bend in the Katsura River at the point where it meets with the Ôhata River. The area was known as Jōnokoshi (城腰), referring to a military structure. It is not known who built the moat, but it is thought to have been a satellite fortification of the Nakatsumori Yakata of the Oyamada Clan. According to local tradition the hori became a place to dump the corpses of criminals who were beheaded at nearby execution grounds. The area is otherwise quite scenic!
Dōshō-hori is a fortification site in Tsuru. 'Hori' means 'moat'. No ruins remain and the site is now a hospital.
|Pre Edo Period
|Tsuru-shi Station on the Ôtsuki Line; 10 minute walk
|Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture
|35° 33' 46.91" N, 138° 54' 10.40" E
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