In Japan, the archaeologists during the excavations in the Imperial Palace found the remains of the stone walls of the XVI century and gilded tiles, proving that this structure was built by the legendary warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This discovery by local scientists is regarded as the greatest discovery in Japan of this century.

About the opening with reference to the statement of the Institute of archaeological research Kyoto city announced the publication of the Asahi Shimbun. In written sources it is mentioned a castle built in this city by the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598 years).

the commander is one of the unifiers of Japan. He was one of the three nobles, who put an end to feudal fragmentation of the country and brought her to a single system of management. By the way, Hideyoshi had taken the post “kanpak,” that was the title of chief adviser to the Emperor.

the Remains of the fortress wall and ditch were found on the territory of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. It is believed that the castle was built a year before the death of Hideyoshi. In the diaries of court nobles of that time he referred to simply as the Palace of Hideyoshi, without a formal name.

Until recently, scientists did not know exactly what was this castle, and the castle if it was at all. Come down to our times the Imperial Palace was built later, and during its history it was rebuilt several times, including after fires.

the Finding of the fortification wall proved that the castle existed. It was located in the South-Eastern part of present-day Imperial Palace and occupied an area of about 32 hectares. Hideyoshi lived there when his son and successor Hideyori received the court rank of “kanpak”. The widow of the commander, a woman named kita-no-Mandokoro, also lived there after her husband’s death.

Perhaps this was the beginning of a tradition in the Imperial Palace in Kyoto rulers lived after his abdication. As for the found the wall, it is oriented North-South. Preserved section of a length of about eight feet. The height of the wall in different places of 1-1. 6 meters, it is composed of three to four layers of stones. But scientists believe that the upper part eventually collapsed. Initially, the height of the fortress wall was about 2.4 meters.

the Stone blocks have been carefully adjusted to each other. The wall abuts a ditch depth of 2.4 meters and a width of not less than three meters. During excavations, archaeologists found a gold-plated tiles, which depicted the family crest of the Toyotomi family. This allowed to identify the identity of the owner of the castle.

“This is the greatest discovery of this century, associated with the excavation of Japanese castles, – said Hitoshi Nakai, Professor, University of Shiga Prefecture. Historical references have led most experts to believe that this castle was the residence only surrounded by Steno��. But the discovery of the remains of walls and gilded roof tiles indicates that there stood a magnificent building. Probably, Hideyoshi built it to Hideyori changed it in the post “the kanpak”.

According to another researcher, honorary Director of the research Institute Soichiro kitagaki isn, castle, Hideyoshi is not a coincidence located very close to the Imperial Palace. The captain obviously realized the importance of construction, worthy of admiration courtiers, noblemen and connoisseurs of beauty.