Measured Elevation of the North Side of Okayama Castle Tower (Okayama-jo tenshukaku hokumen jissoku kozu)
|Title||Measured Elevation of the North Side of Okayama Castle Tower (Okayama-jo tenshukaku hokumen jissoku kozu)|
|size(height x width)||230.4 x 300.6|
|High-definition Picture Link||https://repo.lib.okayama-u.ac.jp/zoomify/T3_67_CT02000081.html|
|Commentary||The castle tower was constructed in 1597 by Ukita Hideie. Although many castle towers were demolished by governmental order in the Meiji Period, this castle survived and was designated a National Treasure. On June 29, 1945, however, it was destroyed by the air raid on Okayama.
Standing on a roughly pentagonal mound, the castle tower had three roofs but was actually a six-storied structure, with six floors inside. Its appearance differed greatly depending on the direction from which it was viewed. The top floor comprised a square of 3 gen (approx. 5.4 m), equivalent to the size of the highest floor of Azuchi Castle.
These charts help visualize the original state of the destroyed castle tower since they clearly indicate detailed dimensions of beams, longitudinal tie beams, pillars, gables, and other building components.