inagi 稲城
KEY WORD : architecture / castles
Also read inaki. Lit. rice plant fortress. A small and temporary defensive palisade of bundles or sheaves of rice placed around a structure to ward off an attack. It provides a primative defense against the arrows and rocks of an attacking force. The term first appears in KOJIKI 古事記 (The Record of Ancient Matters), and NIHONSHOKI 日本書紀 (Chronicles of Japan), both dating from the early 8c, making it one of the earliest recorded examples of Japanese fortification.


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