Kanazawa castle

Kanazawa castle was owned Maeda family who governed Kanazawa during feudal samurai period. The castle was burnt several times, so the oldest parts, Ishikawa-mon gate, were built in 1788 and rest of them are new.
After samurai period was finished in the end of 19th century, the government began to use the castle as a military basement. The basement had been in the castle until the end of the world war the second. After the war, Kanazawa university was built in the castle. The castle had been the canvas until the Kanazawa university moved to the suburb of Kanazawa in 1995. After the university moved, Ishikawa prefectural government began to restore the castle.
Nowadays, the castle is open to the public and the local government is still restoring the castle. (さらに…)