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Busanjinjiseong

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Busanjinjiseong
부산진지성
Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Type Japanese castle (Waeseong)
Built 1593, rebuilt 1974
Built by Mori Terumoto (1593), Government of the Busan Metropolitan City (1974)
Construction
materials
stone, wood, plaster walls (original); concrete, stone, wood, plaster walls (reconstruction)
Height 1.5 ~ 10m
In use 1593-1895
Demolished 1910 as a result of the order of the demolish to Korea's Fortress by Japanese Government.
Current
condition
Reconstructed, serves as historic site
Busanjinjiseong
Hangul 부산진지성 or 자성대
Hanja 釜山鎭支城 or 子城臺
Revised Romanization Busanjinjiseong or Jaseongdae
McCune–Reischauer Pusanjinchisŏng or Chasŏngdae

The Busanjinjiseong (also known as Jaseongdae) is located at Japanese invasion of Korea. There are two assertions on the name of Jaseong (Subordinate Castle). One is that the wall-fortress on the current Jeungsan, Jwacheon-dong is the mother castle and accordingly called Jaseong. The other is that Jaseong was constructed on the mountain top as the General's terrace.

The Busanjinjiseong was also called Mangongdae in memory of Ming Dynasty General Wan Shide who stayed at Jaseongdae to reinforce the Korean soldiers defending against the Japanese invasion of Korea. The wall-fortress was repaired after General Wan Shide returned home.

It was used as Gyeongsangjwado Headquarters which later moved into its present location in Suyeong. It was also used as the Busanjin Naval Headquarters. The wall-fortress was removed by the Japanese during their forced occupation. Around this time the sea encircling Jasungdae was filled with land, reducing Jaseongdae to a smaller site, however it was later repaired.

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