Kaifu Castle [Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

海部城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の弟島親益を殺害した海部友光の居城 海部城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kaifu castle
the residence of Kaifu Tomomitsu where Chosokabe Motochika’s younger brother Chikamasu was killed.

[Description]
Kaifu Castle is a flatland-mountain castle located in Kaiyo Town, Kaifu Gun, Tokushima Province. It is said that the castle was built by [Kaifu Tomomitsu] during Eiroku Period.
Genki 2 year (1571), because Chosokabe Motochika’s younger brother [Shima Chikamasu] was ill, when he moved to Arima Hot Spring, he met strong wind from the sea. In order to avoid the wind, they stopped at Kaifu Castle. At that time, [Kaifu Tomomitsu] was the castle owner, and he attacked Chikamasu’s ship and killed him.

海部城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の弟島親益を殺害した海部友光の居城 海部城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

At that time, Mr. Kaifu followed Mr. Miyoshi, it is also said that he thought it was Mr. Chosokabe’s attack. However, Motochika was very angry and as a result, he started attacking Awa Country.

海部城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の弟島親益を殺害した海部友光の居城 海部城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tensho 5 year (1577), Motochika finally successfully took Kaifu Castle. In addition, he appointed his younger brother’s vassal [Kosokabe Chikayasu] as the castle owner and used the castle as a base to suppress Awa. However, Chikayasu moved the base to [Ushiki Castle] soon after.

Tensho 13 year (1585), Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched Shikoku Battle and Chosokabe Motochika got enclosed in Tosa, and Awa was given to [Hachisuka Iemasa]. Mr. Hachisuka ruled Kaifu Castle and Kaifu area for generations.

海部城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の弟島親益を殺害した海部友光の居城 海部城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

When entering Edo Era, Kaifu Castle was abandoned due to One Country One Castle policy, instead Kaifu Jinya was built nearby. Nowadays, only bending wheel, soil trace can be seen on the current castle ruins.






[Address,access]
Tomoura, Kaiyo Town, Kaifu Gun, Tokushima Province

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