|KEY WORD : architecture / castles|
| Lit. house castle.
1 A castle in the stage of historical development from a strictly military stronghold to the everyday residence of a lord's castle.
2 When a castle is divided into a military stronghold and residential ward, iejiro may refer only to the residential ward. It is also used in the sense of the term *negoya 根小屋, a residential town located below a mountain top castle.
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