Anjo Castle[Castle special collection Japanese history]

安祥城/アクセス・場所・地図 松平清康(家康の祖父)が岡崎城へ本拠を移すまで居城としていた安祥城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Anjo castle
The residence of Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (Ieyasu’s grandfather) until he moved to Okazaki Castle.

[Description]
Anjo Castle is a flatland-mountain castle located in Anjo Town, Anjo City, Aichi Province.
It is said that the castle was built by [Wada Sinpei] who ruled the area around Hekikai Town in Mikawa Country.

安祥城/アクセス・場所・地図 松平清康(家康の祖父)が岡崎城へ本拠を移すまで居城としていた安祥城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, Benmei 3 year (1471), there was a rumor that [Matsudaira Hidemitsu] of Iwazu Castle to sacrifice near the castle. People who knew about this sacrifice started to do the same thing in this area. In addition, Anjo Castle was abandoned because there were less and less people.

安祥城/アクセス・場所・地図 松平清康(家康の祖父)が岡崎城へ本拠を移すまで居城としていた安祥城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, it was the residence of Mr. Matsudaira for 4 generations. Daiei 4 year (1524), the 4th master [Matsudaira Kiyoyasu] achieved [Okazaki Castle], and he moved his base to Okazaki. However, Anjo Castle was still the important base of Mr. Matsudaira.

Tenmon 9 year (1540), when Mr. Matsudaira decreased, [Oda Nobuhide] attacked Anjo Castle and it fell down, [Oda Nobuhiro] was appointed as the castle officer. Tenmon 14 year (1545), Matsudaira Hirotada aimed to conquer Anjo Castle, and Mr. Oda was greatly defeated.

安祥城/アクセス・場所・地図 松平清康(家康の祖父)が岡崎城へ本拠を移すまで居城としていた安祥城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that Hirotada felt difficulty in bearing the pressure from Mr. Oda, he asked help from [Imagawa Yoshimoto], the guardian of Suruga•Totomi. However, they asked him to give the price of giving out [Takechiyo (Tokugawa Ieyasu)] as the hostage. But when Takechiyo was being transferred, he betrayed Mr. Toda, and Takechiyo was sent back to Mr. Oda.

In March Tenmon 8 year (1549), Imagawa Yoshimoto was attacked by the 20000 army led by [Taigen Sessai], and successfully captured [Oda Nobuhiro].

Yoshimoto swapped [Takechiyo] with [Nobuhiro], the other son of Nobuhide, and Nobuhide accepted.

安祥城/アクセス・場所・地図 松平清康(家康の祖父)が岡崎城へ本拠を移すまで居城としていた安祥城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Mr. Imagawa appointed Takechiyo as the castle officer of Okazaki Castle and Anjo Castle, and it was actually ruled by Mr. Matsudaira. However in June Eiroku 3 year (1560), Imagawa Yoshimoto was attacked by Oda Nobunaga at the Battle of Okehazama, and Matsudaira Motoyasu (Takechiyo) was independent from Mr. Imagawa, and he signed the alliance with Oda Nobunaga.

Because of this alliance, Anjo Castle’s value became less and less. Eiroku 5 year (1562) the castle was abandoned. [Anjo City Historical Museum] [Anjo Citizen Gallery] are built on the current ruins.






[Address,access]
〒446-0026 67 Hachimanmae, Anjo Town, Anjo City, Aichi Province

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