Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sumpu Castle's Hitsujisaru Yakura

About 2 years ago ... i been passing to Sumpujo Park and been seeing the restored Hitsujisaru-yagura or Arsenal Tower constuction
 and i did not know that it was completely opened to public last year of spring... 

Below is some info about the tower....
 (reference from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Guided Tour)

Hitsujisaru represents sheep and monkeys. It indicates the direction of southwest. It looks like a two-story arsenal tower, but it has three stories inside. It was faithfully rebuilt in 2014 based on some archives. It was open to the public recently. Here you can enjoy a hands-on activity which is called Mix Reality. You might feel as if you were in a time tunnel, with special goggles on. 

 Hitsujisaru Yagura or turret

The tower served as much for defense as it did as a lookout post.Also,ancient records indicate stocks of spears were kept there,suggesting a third role as an armory.

I'm interested to see the wonder of the inside of this tower ... 
 if i will get the chance ...
I will tell u more about the inside. 

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