Aki Castle [Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Aki castle
Aki Kinitora was defeated by Chosokabe Motochika and Akil Castle fell down.

[Description]
Aki Castle is a flatland castle located in Doi, Aki City, Kochi Province.
It is said that the castle was built by [Aki Chikauji] in Eikyo 2 year (1309), the end of Kamakura Period.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, it was the residence of Mr. Aki. Aki Kunitora was the enemy of [Chosokabe Motochika] and he attacked Motochika’s residence Okou Castle.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Eiroku 12 year (1569), Kunitora signed alliance with [Ichijo Kanesada] of the west part of Tosa Country, and launched the battle to Chosokabe Motochika. However, it was lost and it became a total collapse, conversely [Aki Castle] was attacked. Kunitora kept basking in a good fight but was exhausted, In exchange for the lives of the soldiers, he entered the Buddhist temple and Aki Castle fell down.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Kosokabe Chikayasu] was placed in Aki Castle, and it was used as a base to attack Awa. After that, Motochika showed the will to unify Shikoku, but it was driven to Tosa by Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s conquest.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After Motochika died, [Chosokabe Morichika] inherited and ruled Tosa, but Keicho 5 year (1600), because he belonged to Ishida Mitsunari West Army at the Battle of Sekigahara, his territory was forfeited and Mr. Chosokabe was replaced.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

When Mr. Chosokabe was replaced, [Yamauchi Kazutoyo] ruled Tosa Country, and [Goto Tameshige] was appointed as the castle officer. Aki Castle was abandoned by One Country One Castle Order during Edo Shogun, but Mr. Godo’s residence was built on Honmaru site.

安芸城/アクセス・場所・地図 安芸国虎が長宗我部元親に戦を挑み敗戦し落城した安芸城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Nowadays, stones, soil base, moats are left.






[Address,access]
〒784-0042 953 Doi, Aki City, Kochi Province

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