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Ground Plan of the Hikone Castle

Ground Plan of the Hikone Castle
Cultural Asesets designated by the Hikone City government, Shiga Prefecture
Sheet, ink and color on paper
Edo period, dated Bunka 11 (1814)

This drawing includes the central part of Hikone Castle, namely the section within the inner moat. It was made by the fushinkata, which was an office responsible for castle maintenance and repair. The plan includes the dimensions of buildings, stone walls, embankments and moats, serving as a source of detailed information on Hikone Castle during the Edo period.

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