Waeseong in Jukseong-ri, Gijang

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Waeseong in Jukseong-ri, Gijang
기장 죽성리 왜성
Gijang-gun, Busan Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
Type Japanese castle (Waeseong)
Height 4 m
Site history
Built 1593
Built by Kuroda Nagamasa
In use 1593-1598
Materials stone, wood, plaster walls
Garrison information
Kuroda Nagamasa, Kato Kiyomasa
Waeseong in Jukseong-ri, Gijang
Hangul 기장 죽성리 왜성
Revised Romanization Gijang Jukseong-ri Waeseong
McCune–Reischauer Kijang Chuksŏng-ni Waesŏng

Waeseong in Jukseong-ri, Gijang (기장 죽성리 왜성; Gijang Jukseong-ri waseong) is located in Gijang-gun, Busan Metropolitan City, the Republic of Korea. This is a stone fortress built by the Japanese general, Kuroda Nagamasa who was defending this area against the Korean Joseon army, in about June, 1593, the second year of the Japanese Invasions.

This wall-fortress built on the stronghold in the rear coast of the village of Jukseong-ri, was 11,176 pyeongs (pyeong=unit of area in the Joseon period) in area, about 300 m in circumference, 4 m in height, and three-storied. It has been called the Gijang fortress in Japan. It was placed at the strategically important point linking together the Seosaengpo Waeseong fortress in Ulsan, the Hakseong fortress and the Busanjinjiseong Fortress. Originally, it was built with the stones which had once constituted the Dumoposeong fortress, so there still remain the footstones of it in a row around the villages in Dumopo.

Today, the surrounding areas of the fortress are used as farming fields, but the stone wall still remains maintaining its original state relatively well.

Coordinates: 35°14′30″N 129°14′30″E / 35.24167°N 129.24167°E / 35.24167; 129.24167

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