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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
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5 Site of Sendai Castle

5 Site of Sendai Castle

This site is where the castle built by Masamune used to stand. The construction site in Mt.Aoba used to be considered as holy ground. He chose this particular site to build his castle with high stone masonry walls, taking advantage of the natural topography. Masamune planned the layout of the castle premises in December 1600, immediately after the Battle of Sekigahara, and the castle was said to be almost completed in 1602. The second lord Tadamune constructed the “Ninomaru (the second enclosure),” which thereafter became the center of the domain’s administration. It was designated as a National Historic Site in 2003.

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Stories : 2 The Establishment of Culture by Masamune
Designated : 11 National Historic Site
Categories : 9 Vestiges of the multi-talented Masamune
Regions : 1 Sendai City
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Name : 5 Site of Sendai Castle
Location : Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City
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  • 1. Sendai City Museum

    The museum holds approximately 90,000 pieces of historical, cultural, art and craft materials related to Sendai, including the set of armor for DATE Masamune. Approximately 1,000 pieces were selected for the permanent exhibition. Special and planned exhibitions are held three to four times every year.

    26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City (Site of the Sannomaru, the third enclosure of Sendai Castle)

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  • 2. Tohoku University Botanical Garden

    The botanical garden was established in 1958 by Tohoku University for the purpose of research and education (approx. area 490,000㎡). It is designated as the National Natural Monument. It is also known as “Mt. Aoba”, where beautiful forest of fir trees, which still remains as the natural vegetation of the hilly areas of the Sendai region.

    12-2 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City

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  • 3. The Miyagi Museum of Art

    The museum holds collections of Japanese-style paintings, western paintings, prints, sculptures and crafts from the Meiji period to the present that are related to both Miyagi Prefecture and the Tohoku Region, as well as works of foreign artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Egon Schiele.

    34-1 Kawauchi-motohasekura, Aoba-ku, Sendai City

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Related Cultural Properties

  • 5 Site of Sendai Castle

    5 Site of Sendai Castle

  • 6 Drawings of residence of the Sendai domain in Edo and Sendai Castle’s main enclosure

    6 Drawings of residence of the Sendai domain in Edo and Sendai Castle’s main enclosure

  • 7 Partition painting of phoenixes from the Honmaru great hall of Sendai Castle

    7 Partition painting of phoenixes from the Honmaru great hall of Sendai Castle

  • 8 Partition paintings regarding Sendai Castle and Wakabayashi Castle

    8 Partition paintings regarding Sendai Castle and Wakabayashi Castle

  • 9 Godaido Temple

    9 Godaido Temple

  • 10 Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

    10 Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

  • 11 Yakushido hall of Mutsukokubunji Temple

    11 Yakushido hall of Mutsukokubunji Temple

  • 12 Zuiganji temple (Main building, Priest’s kitchen and corridor, Paintings on room partitions)

    12 Zuiganji temple (Main building, Priest’s kitchen and corridor, Paintings on room partitions)

  • 13 Materials Related to the Keicho-era Mission to Europe

    13 Materials Related to the Keicho-era Mission to Europe

  • 14 Konyo Bankoku Zenzu (the Map of the World)

    14 Konyo Bankoku Zenzu (the Map of the World)

  • 15 Japanese style poem script written by DATE Masamune.

    15 Japanese style poem script written by DATE Masamune.

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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

“DATE Culture” Promoting Project Executive Committee
Miyagi Prefectural Bureau of Education, Department of Cultural Properties Protection 8-1 Hon-cho 3-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi