Fushimi Castle

Fushimi Castle

Fushimi Castle (伏見城, Fushimi-jō?), also known as Momoyama Castle (桃山城 Momoyama-jō) or Fushimi-Momoyama Castle, is a castle in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward. The current structure is a 1964 replica of the original built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

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Fushimi Castle - History
... The construction of the original castle was begun in 1592, the year after Hideyoshi's retirement from the regency, and completed in 1594 ... Though bearing the external martial appearance of a castle, the structure was intended as a retirement palace for Hideyoshi, and was furnished and decorated as such ... The castle was intended to be the site for Hideyoshi's peace talks with Chinese diplomats seeking an end to the Seven-Year War in Korea, but an earthquake destroyed the castle entirely only two years after its ...
Torii Mototada - Last Stand and Death
... were annihilating everything in their path on their march to Fushimi Castle ... The 2000 man garrison at Fushimi Castle was badly outnumbered, yet escape for the men inside was still possible ... important...For myself, I am resolved to make a stand within the castle and to die a quick death ...

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