Sumoto Castle[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

洲本城:三好長慶の弟で安宅冬康の居城 淡路島にそびえ立つ洲本城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

[Castle name]
Sumoto Castle
Where Fuyuyasu Atagi, Nagayoshi Miyoshi’s younger brother, resided. It was built on Awaji island.

[Explanation]
Sumoto Castle was built in 1526 by Haruoki Atagi who was the chief statesman in Miyoshi-shi (Miyoshi clan).

After Haruoki it was owned by his adopted son Fuyuyasu Atagi (Nagayoshi Miyoshi’s younger brother), and then the oldest son of Fuyuyasu, Nobuyasu, owned it, and then it was passed onto the second son Kiyoyasu. In 1581 When the chief statesman of Oda, Hideyoshi Hashiba, subjugated Awaji, the ownership of the castle went onto Hideyoshi, and it was eventually given to Hidehisa Sengoku who was the Hideyoshi’s vassal.

However, Hidehisa was exiled when he violated the military law when he fought against the Tsushima troops, and Yasuharu Wakisaka became the owner of the castle and the castle tower was built.

洲本城:三好長慶の弟で安宅冬康の居城 淡路島にそびえ立つ洲本城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

When they rebuilt the stone walls, Nobori Ishigaki (Climbing stone walls) was built based on what happened at Wa castle (the castles built in Korea by the Japanese).
In the Edo period Oinosuke Inada, who was serving Koroku Hachisuka, became Karo (chief retainer) of the Hachisuga family and received a territory in Sumoto.

洲本城:三好長慶の弟で安宅冬康の居城 淡路島にそびえ立つ洲本城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

At the beginning Yura Castle was his base, but because it was inconvenient transportation wise he built a castle in Sumoto. He became independent from the Hachisuga family towards the end of Edo period, and he attempted to act as a federal lord but was not successful.

As a result he was appointed to move to Hokkado (Hidaka region, Shikotan island), and a lot of the descendants of samurai also moved there to find a new place to live.






[Address,access]
1272-2 Orodani, Sumoto-shi, Hyogo 656-0024

[Map]



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