A picture of Kumamoto Castle
[ID] 3492กกกก( ID:3492 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Kumamoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 84x58
[Cabinet] 71-51-0
[Keyword] castle

This is a bird's eye view of the "honmaru" (principal compound) of Kumamoto Castle, entitled "Real View of Kumamoto Castle." A description is written in the upper right-hand corner. The castle burned down in 1877, just before the Seinan War, and many illustrations of this sort were made in memory of the old castle. The picture depicts the big and small donjons in the centre, the compounds to the right and left and on the lower levels, and the guard towers. The original plate is kept at Tomishige Photograph Studio, which has been in business since the early Meiji Period.