|KEY WORD : architecture / castles|
|Also read naikaku. Also called naijou 内城. An inner compound. Generally, it refers to the central portion of a castle compound. When applied to the overall layout of an early modern castle, it refers to the nucleus of a castle compound. It includes not only the inner compound, *honmaru 本丸, but also the secondary, *ni-no-maru 二の丸 and tertiary, san-no-maru 三の丸 compounds.|
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