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renketsu tenshu@˜AŒ‹“VŽç
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Also called renketsugata tenshu ˜AŒ‹Œ^“VŽç. A castle in which the principle tower or keep *daitenshu ‘å“VŽç, and a subsidiary tower or keep *kotenshu ¬“VŽç, are constructed apart from one another but linked by a crossing parapet *watariyagura “n˜E. This connecting parapet, also called hashidai ‹´‘ä akes the form of an earthen bridge with walls along both sides. A roof is sometimes added, as at Nagoyajou –¼ŒÃ‰®é (1591),Aichi prefecture. From a defensive point of view, if the gate to the castle is built into the connecting parapet, enemy forces approaching the gate could be counter-attacked from the small tower.
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Kumamotojou Tenshu ŒF–{é“VŽç (Kumamoto)
Kumamotojou Tenshu ŒF–{é“VŽç (Kumamoto)

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