Tomioka Castle

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Tomioka Castle(富岡城,Tomioka-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Kyūshū. During the 16th century, it was the castle of Terasawa Katataka, a daimyo who played a critical part in repressing the Shimabara Rebellion.

Shimabara Rebellion siege

The Shimabara Rebellion was an uprising in what is now Nagasaki Prefecture in southwestern Japan lasting from December 17, 1637, to April 15, 1638, during the Edo period. It largely involved peasants, most of them Catholics.

Coordinates: 32°31′44.07″N130°1′54.78″E / 32.5289083°N 130.0318833°E / 32.5289083; 130.0318833

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