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

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Usui castle
Mr. Hara was the castle owner during Sengoku Period and the castle fell down at Hojo Battle.

[Description]
Usui Castle is a flatland castle located in Usui, Sakura City, Chiba Province.
It is said that Eikyu 2 year (1114), Taira Tsuneyasu, the son of Taira Tsunekane built the residence and named [Usui Rokuro], after that, [Usui Okitane] built the castle.

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

When entering Sengoku Period, [Ashikaga Yoshiaki] suppressed [Oyumi Castle]. [Usui Kagetane] was closed to Mr. Oyumi therefore he was in the opposite position with [Chiba Katsutane].

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Ashikaga Yoshiaki suppressed Kanto, went to Kamakura. But Mr. Hojo who united the majority of Sagami and Musashi gradually came into conflict with Yoshiaki.
In October Tenmon 7 year (1538), Ashikaga Yoshiaki who entered Konodai Castle with the army of Satomi Yoshitaka, Mariyatsu Nobumasa and Usui Kagetane of 10000 soldiers encountered the Hojo army of 20000 soldiers. (Konodai Joint Battle)

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Yoshiaki army was defeated at this battle and Ashikaga Yoshiaki himself also died. Mr. Satomi and Mr. Mariyatsu and Usui Kagetane escaped to their territories. After that, Kagetane belonged Mr. Chiba again.
Eiroku 4 year (1561), when Usui Hisatane was the castle owner, he was attacked by [Masaki Nobushige] and Usui Castle fell down. Hisatane depended on [Yuki Harumoto] and Mr. Usui was destroyed.

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, [Hara Sanesada] became the castle owner. Eiroku 9 year (1566), the castle was attacked by [Uesugi Kensin] and [Satomi Yoshihiro], and Hara Sanesada defended wondersully.

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tensho 18 year (1590), when Toyotomi Hideyoshi broke out [the Battle of Odawara], Usui Castle was attacked by Tokugawa Ieyasu and fell down. Mr. Hara was also destroyed. [Sakai Ietsugu] was given 30000 stones and settle at Usui Castle.

臼井城/アクセス・場所・地図 戦国期に臼井氏から原氏へと城主が変わり北条征伐の際に落城した臼井城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, Keicho 9 year (1604), Sakai Ietsugu was promoted to [Takazaki Castle], and Usui Castle became abandoned. The current Usui castle ruins are progressing towards urbanization and the remains of the castle are only empty moats and soil.






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〒285-0861 900 Usui, Sakura City, Chiba Province

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