|KEY WORD : architecture / castles|
| 1 A
fortification built as a staging camp from which to attack an enemy's castle.
It is usually small in scale, with only one or two enclosures, and often with
an earthen embankment and a moat. Also called a confronting castle *tai-no-shiro
対の城, or a facing castle mukaijiro 向城.
2 A branch castle or fortification *shijou 支城, separate from the main castle and built at strategic locations within the domain and along its borders.
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