Monday, September 8, 2008
Computer Castle Reproduction
I bought this magazine early this Spring at Book-Off. It was a steal. Sengoku no Shiro to Tatakai by Futabasha, October 11, 2007 (CG Nihon no Shirizu 1). If you want to know how Sengoku Castles appeared during the 16th century, this is your best bet. They have most of the big guys. For example, Oda, Tokugawa, Hideyoshi, Takeda, Uesugi, and the Hojo. I find this magazine useful because I can get a picture what the castles looked like and how their enemies attacked them. They began as forts then became castles which they were famous for. Few exceptions. Kasugayama for Kenshin was a yamashiro(mountain castle) and Shingen Tsutsugasaki was a mansion surrounded by a moat.
The magazine also has illustrations how the armies fought and defended themselves. I love this magazine and it should be in every Sengoku freak library.
Nobunaga no Tame!