Towers

Towers (Yagura) storehouses

The storehouses are found In strategic places mostly on top of the massive stone walls. The buildings acted as storehouses for anything from weapons to food and clothing.  The Yagura together with stone chutes (chutes placed protruding out from the building, open from inside and bottom, used for dropping stones or pouring hot water or oil down on intruders trying to scale the wall) made for an intimidating sight. The Yagura’s also served as lookouts and acted as a strategic defence point above gates.  The buildings were very feature rich, when placed upon high stone walls they enhanced the picture of a majestic castle.

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