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Koromo castle ruins site is a historic site located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The area in which Toyota City is located today had been named Koromo for a long time until 1959, when it was …

Koromo castle ruins site is a historic site located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The area in which Toyota City is located today had been named Koromo for a long time until 1959, when it was renamed Toyota in accordance with the city’s thriving automobile industry.

Koromo Castle was a relatively new castle constructed in the middle of the Edo period. In 1749, Naito Masamitsu was transferred to this place from Annaka in present Gunma Prefecture. Allowed to found a new domain and granted the castle construction fund, he constructed Koromo Castle in Mt. Dojiyama in 1782. It was a small-scaled castle with two yagura (watchtowers) and several yagura-mon gates (watchtower gate). As the castle was built on the hill commanding the seven sandbanks in the Yahagi River in order to exercise caution against the flood, it was called “Seven-Sandbank Castle.”

The Naito clan had never transferred to another domain until the end of the Edo period. The castle was dismantled according to the new government policy in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Today, the ruins site has been arranged into a park, where Toyota City Art Museum and other cultural facilities are located. The corner-watchtower was restored to its original form in the Showa period (1612-1989). Visitors can infer the stability enjoyed by the Koromo domain in the Edo period from the quiet atmosphere of the park.



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7 Kosakahonmachi, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0034
nameTOYOTA
formerly (until 1938) Koromo, city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the middle reaches of the Yahagi River. It originated as a castle town, with its commercial quarter serving as a collection and distribution centre for silk cocoons. The head office of the Toyota Motor Company was moved to the city from Kariya in 1938, and Toyota subsequently developed rapidly. Particularly after 1955, Toyota built large factories for the production of passenger vehicles and auto parts, using steel from Tokai. Pop. (1985) 308,106.


reconstrucción. Realmente no vale la pena ni pasar a ver el castillo estaba cerrado y muy pequeño como se encuentra al lado del museo de Arte de la ciudad de Toyota lo visitamos, el museo NO pude tomar fotos en su interior, me llamo la atención el número tan elevado de empleados controlando cada sala y solo unas cuantas visitas para un espacio tan amplio de 3 plantas. Vistamos dos templos dentro del entorno de la ciudad de Toyota!!

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