Akagi Castle [Castle special collection Japanese history]

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

[Name]
Akagi Castle

[Description]
Akagi Castle was a hill castle which was located in Akagi Kiwa-cho Kumano-shi, Mie. It was build around 1589 by Takatora Todo, who was famous for designing castles.

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

Hideyoshi Toyotomi sent Takatora Todo and Nagatonokami Haneda to Kumano, and had
them build Akagi Castle in order to suppress Kitayama Riot. Since the timber industry was prosperous there, the Toyotomi government saw the land of Kumano valuable.

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

After Takatora stepped down from his position in 1595 and there is no valid record on who was in charge of the land; however, Mr. Asano at Akagi Castle successfully suppressed the second Kitayama Riot, which happened during siege of Osaka in winter of 1614.

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

Many believe that Akagi Castle became a deserted castle after peace was achieved in
Kumano. At today’s Akagi castle ruin, stone fences, Masugata-style gates, and bits of
fortress can be found.

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

赤木城:北山一揆鎮圧のため藤堂高虎が築城した天空の城 赤木城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

This caslte is known as a casle in the sky because its foundation would dissapear in the
cloud when foggy.






[Location]
122 Akagi Kiwa-cho Kumano-shi, Mie 519-5404

[Map]



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