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トップ市政情報行政情報Shingu Castle Reconstruction Project
 
2018年11月2日 更新
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Shingu Castle Reconstruction Project
Shingu Castle was completed in 1633, after the Mizuno family was assigned to look after this area. It was built atop Tankaku Hill,looking out over the Pacific Ocean. This elegant castle was also called, “Okimi Castle” and “Tankaku Castle”. For almost 250 years, ten generations of the Mizuno family ruled over this province.

In 1873 the post-feudal Meiji government in its 6th year of power, issued an ordinance to destroy some castles in Japan. By the year 1875, all of the building of Shingu Castle had been torn down. Today, all that remains are the beautiful stone walls, a vestige of this castle’s once greatness.

In 1994 excavational research at Shingu castle uncovered the remains of charcoal storage rooms, a highly significant find which serves as testament to Shingu’s economic activity with Edo (present day Tokyo).This find, along with the 16 gravestones in the Mizuno family cemetery (who ruled Shingu Castle for 10 generations) were designated as national historical monuments in 2003.
The city of Shingu has been working hard to gather material which could serve as the basis for the Shingu Castle Reconstruction Project. Unfortunately, the city has not been able to find any useful material. For this reason, prize money is being offered for old photos or documents which could be used as a plan for this reconstruction project.
For a historically accurate base reconstruction photos or materials to determine the size and external appearance are required. So we ask for your help to collect as much information as possible.

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of Shigenaka Mizuno becoming the lord of Shingu
The first lord of Shingu Castle, Shigenaka Mizuno was a cousin of shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa’s* mother. Shigenaka started serving as a retainer of Ieyasu at very age, and became one of his most trusted servants. When Ieyasu’s 10th son, Yorinobu Tokugawa became the lord of Kishu (present day Wakayama and southern Mie prefectures), Shigenaka was stationed to the branch castle of Shingu Castle. For almost 250 years, ten generations of the Mizuno family ruled over this province and aided and protect the Tokugawa family of the Kishu province.
2019 marks the 400th anniversary of Shigenaka Mizuno becoming the lord of Shingu.
* Ieyasu Tokugawa was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan
Shingu Castle Reconstruction Project
1.The objective of this project
In the 1870s, the order to destroy some castle in Japan was issued (by the anti-feudalistic Meiji government) and all of the buildings at Shingu Castle were torn down. Now Shingu Castle and the Family Graveyard of the Mizuno Family have been designated as national historical sites, valuable historical assets which the people of Shingu are proud of.
Shingu has recognized the cultural significance and has taken appropriate measures to maintain Shingu Castle, and preserve it for generations to come.
We wish to further improve its current condition, so it will serve as the heart of Shingu’s developing city.
We are offering this prize money to collect historical records, materials and photos which are needed to restore Shingu Castle.

2.Submission period
November 3rd,2018 to March 31st,2021

3.Project Organization
The City of Shingu

4.Materials eligible for prize money
Blueprints and old photos that can help the reconstruction of the castle tower, main gate and turrets of Shingu Castle.

5.Who is eligible
Donors of material mentioned above

6.Maximum redeemable reward
For materials pertaining to the castle tower: 10 million yen, the main gate: 5 million yen and the turrets: 2 million yen.

7.Determining the value of submitted materials
The value of the materials provided and their usefulness will be decided by deliberation of specialists designated by the city.

8. Criteria of prize money distribution based on material provided
(1) Materials that can serve as a guide for the reconstruction (full amount of prize money redeemable)
(2) Materials that is helpful for part of the reconstruction (amount of prize money will be decided through deliberation)
(3) Materials that is not helpful in the reconstruction (not eligible for prize money)
※However, in the case of multiple materials recognized in aiding the reconstruction, the prize money will be divided based on how useful the materials serve in the reconstruction efforts.

9.CONTACT US
e-mail: kikaku@city.shingu.lg.jp
address: Planning and Coordination Division of the City of Shingu
1-1 Kasuga Shingu-shi, Wakayama-ken 647-8555 Japan
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(kankoupamphlet1.pdf: 1818k)
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