JASCers Visit Tsuruga Castle Enroute to Tokyo

On the bus ride from Morioka to Tokyo JASCers made a stop at Aizuwakamatsu to tour Tsuruga Castle. Originally built in 1384, the castle was most recently restored in 1965 and is most famous for a battle in which occupants of the castle (members of the shogun alliance) held their ground for nearly a month against the more powerful Meiji Empire. The shogun alliance members eventually lost the battle and in defeat many young soldiers committed ritual suicide. JASCers learned this history and explored the grounds then boarded the bus headed for Tokyo, the final site of the 65th JASC.


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