Images: Daniel O'Grady
毛利氏1864 - 1869
勝山御殿Katsuyama Palace is classified as a mountain castle, and is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Nagato Province. It is associated with the Mōri clan. Dates in use: 1863 - 1871.
My visit here was very enjoyable with more that few surprises. First off, there was the sensationally-maintained grounds. Next, there were the similarities and differences when compared with a typical (1600's) castles. The final surprise was that it seemed the purpose of the large walls was to aide in terracing more-so than just as a barrier.
|1863||Construction started. It was built to replace Kushizaki Jin'ya|
|1864||The site was completed after just seven months.|
|1869||The land was surrendered to the Emperor but the buildings continued to be used in governing the domain.|
|1871||The site was decommissioned & the buildings were dismantled.|
|1989||Shimonoseki city gained control of the site and initiated its preservation.|