|KEY WORD : architecture / 1 general terms, 2 castles|
| 1 Edo period towns used as a stopping place
by the Tokugawa 徳川 shoguns when they traveled outside the city of Edo. Because
a shogun's entourage was large, it is reported that shukujiro often were
entirely occupied by guards and other staff, forcing the inhabitants of the town
to move out.
2 A term used by Edo period students of warfare to designate a flatland castle *hirajiro 平城, or castle on a hill or plateau *hirayamajiro 平山城, which was surrounded by a castle town *joukamachi 城下町.
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