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Japanese castle/stronghold "Homaretomo"

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A build that was born on the intersection of my desire to study feudal Japan and play MC with friends. Initially, this castle was supposed to be built on a dedicated Kemono Friends MC server, hence the name of the castle "Homaretomo" (誉友城) which stands for "Honorable friends castle", but at some point, I decided it to be a standalone project, since constructing it in survival would prove to be a difficult task. A considerable amount of planning went into this build, including gathering references and reading dedicated books, as I was trying to keep it as accurate to the real thing as possible, where by "real thing" I mean the way actual castles were built in feudal Japan.



All structures interiors are fairly simple, as they were in real life, but I've done my best to make it look interesting and in a way unique. When designing windows and arrow/gun ports I was keeping functionality in mind, so both cover a fairly large area, meaning you can actually use this map for siege events or whatever you come up with! I also sticked to vanilla and completely avoided using any mods.



This stronghold features three levels in total, with a fortified gate for each one. The first level serves sort of as a buffer zone between the habitated area and the castle surroundings. The second level is where most of the people reside during peaceful times. It features a well, a small stable, a storage building, and lastly yashiki (mansion) where Daimyo would do all his business. The third level is where the keep and a nice zen garden is stationed, the last line of defence. Within the keep, there are 6 floors in total, with the bottom 3 serving as a residential area and the upper 3 serving purely defensive purposes, although I've also placed a small altar on the 4th floor. Please keep in mind that although Sengoku period keeps were heavily decorated, they remain mainly military structures, and thus space inside is noticeably cramped, so do watch your head when examining the structures.



If you wish to use any part of this build, please feel free to do so under the condition of crediting me.



NOTE: Map day cycle is disabled. To reenable it, type in /gamerule doDaylightCycle true
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01/28/2022 1:34 pm
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clarkk
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This is a masterpiece✨
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02/17/2022 3:52 am
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OverSavior
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Thank you!
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11/02/2021 5:22 amhistory
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DaigoDMG
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Excuse me, can i use your map in my server? This building is really beautiful!!!
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11/03/2021 3:19 amhistory
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OverSavior
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Thank you!

You're welcome to, as long as there's a mention somewhere of me as the author
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07/15/2021 4:52 pm
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I_Havoc_I
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Too many fucking doors
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07/17/2021 8:36 am
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OverSavior
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An encient story has it that once a lord from a neighboring province sent an army in hopes to conquer the castle and claim the land it stood on. The enemy's army was large and the soldiers were fierce, while inside the castle at the time remained a couple dozens of retainers and guards. It was clear that they wouldn't be able to defend the castle through the regular means, but there was a secret strategy never tried before.
Upon approaching the castle main gates the enemy general was genuinely surprised to see that they weren't closed. A couple hundreds of soldiers marched in. The gates to the next level were open, too, and they marched on, getting closer and closer to the castle. It all happened as one of the enemy soldiers set foot on the first step leading inside the castle. The entirety of the enemy army instantly dropped their weapons, fell to the ground and kept trying to cover their ears with something. The secret strategy of the defender was in supplying each person inside the castle with a pair of earplugs and commanding them to, when the enemy gets close enough, start spamming every door inside which there were plenty. The sound of all doors being spammed at once horrified the enemy and caused them to flee, never to attempt to capture the castle again.
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12/29/2020 11:41 am
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Nekko-Sama Arts
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Hey, I'm having trouble finding it seeing I didn't spawn next to it. can you give me the coordinates, please?
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01/03/2021 4:36 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
OverSavior
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Sorry for the late reply, I don't visit this place very often. The coordinates are -1200 -1200
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12/02/2020 4:52 pm
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lunke67
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Ein sehr schöner Bau...klasse
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12/03/2020 3:21 am
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OverSavior
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Thank you!
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