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East Gate(Higashi Gomon Gate) served as an important defence against the possible enemies. It is a masugata styled gate where the main entrance gate turns at a right angle and even if the possible enemies invade at all they would receive attacks from three sides of the square. Tatsumi Tower served as a watch tower for southeastern corner of the ninomaru enclosure. The buildings of the gate and the tower are now a museum displaying about the castle, Sumpu castle donjon in reduced size, the town of Sumpu(currently Shizuoka) during 17th century. And how the castle used to have been during Edo period (1603-1868). But unfortunately only explained in Japanese.

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  • Written Oct 24, 2011
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