Distant view of Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto with Castle in the distance
[ID] 7144กกกก( ID:7144 )
[Photographer] Tomishige, Rihei
[Album] Potter
[Place] Kumamoto
[Date] ca. 1872
[Color] --
[Size] 282x222
[Cabinet] 135-24-0
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This photo captures Kumamoto Castle viewed from Senba Bridge. Tsuboi River, which did the double duty as a moat, was an important canal to transport goods to the town. Behind the wooden stakes is a boat landing. Behind the big tree on the center left is Furushiro at the southern edge of the castle. At the time of the photo, the Furushiro Medical School, where a foreign teacher taught, and the Kumamoto Western School was here. The building on the left is one of the clinics of the medical school. In the centre back is the central part of the castle, and the highest building, the cas-tle keep.