During the Sengoku Jidai period, the Kiyosu castle was one of the most important castles in Japan, but in 1610 Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered its dismantling, and the materials and buildings were transferred to the Nagoya castle.
The reconstruction project was started during the 1980s, with the intent to recreate the old-time grandeur of the castle. Because the place of the original castle was now occupied by the railway, the castle was rebuilt a few hundred meters away, across the river. Inspired by the new location, the architects added to the castle a spectacular red bridge, lined by post lights shaped like traditional chochin paper lanterns.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: