Tsukimi Yagura (literally: “Moon-viewing Tower”) is one of the very few original remaining parts of the original Tamamo-jo (aka Takamatsu’s castle). It used to stand by the water, but nowadays, a street and part of the port are between the tower and the water.
Stunning photo, David! What is the history of this place?
Well, the history of the place is the history of Takamatsu’s castle as it’s a part of it.
It’s a bit too long for me to summarize it.
One of these days, maybe I’ll write more about it. In the meantime, you can find answers googling “Takamatsu castle” “Tamamo-jo” “Matsudaira clan”. 🙂