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Ground Plan of Omote Goten Palace of Hikone Castle

Ground Plan of Omote Goten Palace of Hikone Castle
Important Cultural Properties designated by the Japanese government
Sheet, ink on paper
Edo period, 19th century
Gift of Ii Family

Ground plan of Hikone Castle’s Omote Goten, which used to house the government offices of the Hikone domain, and the living quarters of the daimyo. Sections indicated in blue were the omote, or official quarters. Those in brown were the okumuki, the private quarters of the daimyo. In the center of the Omote Goten was a noh stage.

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