Akasakamon gate
[ID] 1018  ( ID:1018 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 186x134
[Cabinet] 22-11-0
[Keyword] Edo Castle/historic sites

One of the castle gates and approach to Edo Castle. Kuroda built the square shape in 1636, and the gate was restored by Kato and Ogawa in 1639. The description in "Edo Meisho" says: "This gate has a good view of the Big Dipper, so it is an excellent strategic point within Edo Castle." A very similar photo can be seen on page 53 of the Kadokawa Nihon Chimei Daijiten (The Kadokawa Dictionary of Japanese Geographic Names), saying it is a photo taken by the Englishman Black in 1872.