Hikone Castle: Page II
 
Hikone Byobu
a six-fold screen painted on gold paper. Now a national treasure and displayed in the Hikone Castle Museum, it was painted in the early 17th century by a now unknown artist.

Here is one of the main pathways leading up to the main donjon complex.

 

From this point, defenders could shoot down at attackers from the vantage points on either side of the path, from the bridge, or the tower, as well as drop boulders.


Going into the donjon...


Interior woodwork and "loopholes".

 

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