"ISHI-OTOSHI aka ROCK SHUTES" Kakegawa Things to Do Tip by cheesecake17
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These are not decorations but innovative tactical devices called ishi-otoshi (rock chutes).
From these chutes defenders within the donjon could pour rocks or even boiling oil or water down on anyone attempting to scale the walls.
Also the SAMA or loopholes are holes set up in castle walls or buildings in which were used to attack the enemy with firearms or arrows from within..
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