Matsudaira (Okudaira) Clan
Matsudaira (Fukōzu) Clan
Compromises have been made with the reconstructed sections of Utsunomiya castle that, I believe, make it a complete and utter eyesore. That's right folks, when I cast my gaze upon the rebuilt turrets and earthen walls and elevator and tunnel, I am physically ill.
Okay, so way back in 2007, the West-northwest section of the castle was rebuilt. This consisted of the Fujimi Turret, the Kiyoaki Dai (Turret) and a mighty section of an embankment. Piercing the guts of this embankment is a concrete-lined tunnel. Is it too much of an effort for people to just walk around?
|1063||It is said that the first fortifications were built by Fujiwara Sōen whose descendants would take the name Utsunomiya.|
|1597||The Utsunomiya clan was removed from their lands and replaced by the Gamō clan.|
|1601||The Okudaira clan were transferred here.|
|1619||During the reign of the Honda clan, the castle was improved & expanded.|
|1683||The Ni-no-maru palace burnt to the ground.|
|1868||The castle was completely destroyed during the Boshin war.|
|2007||A large section of the castle, including two turrets, was reconstructed.|