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

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kitsuki castle
where Kitsuki Shigenao commited suicide.

[Description]
Kitsuki Castle is said to be built by [Kitsuki Yorinao] in Meitoku 4 year (1393).
It is located at Yasaka River. Mr. Kitsuki was the vassal of Mr. Outomo for generations.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Shimazu Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro continued advance to North and attacked Mr. Outomo’s territories in the end of Sengoku Period. In the end of the castle defensive battle, [Kitsuki Shigenao] guarded ths castle.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

During that period, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s army arrived, and Mr. Outomo escaped from being destroyed. Bunroku 1 year (1592), Hideyoshi sent army to attack Koran, [Yoshimune] who inherited from Outomo Sorin was punished for escaping in front of enemy, and his Bungo Country was forfeited. Kitsuki Shigenao] saw his master’s behavior, and he killed himself. Therefore, Mr. Kitsuki was destroyed.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, [Maeda Geni], Miyabe Keijun] [Sugihawa Nagafusa] was the castle owner. Keicho 4 year (1599), it belonged to [Hosokawa Tadaoki], and [Matsui Yasuyuki] was the castle officer.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Kanei 9 year (1632), when [Tadatoshi] was transferred to Kumamoto Clan, Ogasawara Tadatomo became the castle owner. After that, Shopo 2 year (1646), [Matsudaira Hidechika] was awarded 32000 stones and he ruled this area until Meiji Restoration.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Castle Mountain Park is built on the current castle ruins, and a museum, and a simulated Tenshu with viewing tower are built on Tenshu trace.

杵築城/アクセス・場所・地図 大友義統の家臣木付統直が大友家改易とともに自刃して果てた杵築城【お城特集 日本の歴史】






[Address,access]
〒873-0001 16−1 Josan, Kitsuki, Kitsuki City, Oita Province.

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