|KEY WORD : architecture / castles|
| Also written 刎橋. A draw bridge. A bridge that
has a metal hinge attached to the castle side and a rope attached to the
the opposite side of the moat, which enables the bridge to be pulled up.
This enabled the castle garrison to restrict entrance by pulling up the
bridge at any moment. The inner compound *honmaru
本丸 of Edojou 江戸城 had a northern and a western hanebashi.
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