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Published on Dec 28, 2011
Hosoi Matsumoto - Prefabs & Buildings brings you Matsumoto Castle, one of Japan's finest historic castles. For everyone who would like to build a true Japanese castle we have constructed a range of buildings and building elements. For your convenience we made all parts modular and expandable. You can start with just the Main Tower and later add other building elements to expand your castle. The elements are constructed after RL examples and are textured with very high quality custom made photo realistic textures. All elements can be combined in various ways. We also have build you a complete demo of the Matsumoto Castle on Japan Chubu. Come over and enjoy.
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's finest historic castles. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture and is within easy reach of Tokyo by road or rail. The keep (tenshukaku), which was completed in the late 16th century, maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework. It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan. Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain. Its complete defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats and gatehouses.
Japanese castles (shiro) were fortresses composed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their most well-known form in the 16th century. The castles of Japan were built to guard important or strategic sites, such as ports, river crossings, or crossroads, and almost always incorporated the landscape into their defense. Though they were built to last, and used more stone in their construction than most Japanese buildings, castles were still constructed primarily of wood, and many were destroyed over the years. This was especially true during the Sengoku ('Warring States') period (1467 - 1603), when many of these castles were first built. However, many were rebuilt, either later in the Sengoku period, and in the Edo period (1603 - 1867) which followed
The castle's origins go back to the Sengoku period. At that time Shimadachi Sadanaga of the Ogasawara clan built a fort on this site in 1504 which was originally called Fukashi Castle. In 1550 it came under the rule of the Takeda clan and then Tokugawa Ieyasu.
• Scalable prefab architecture • Part of a complete "Matsumoto" range • Perfect for designing roleplay area • Additional walls and buildings available • Rez Faux rezzers for easy set up