Tanagura Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

棚倉城:戦国時代は伊達政宗や佐竹義重が争った地で戦国後期に丹羽長重が築城した城 棚倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Tanagura Castle
a castle built by Nagashige Niwa at the end of Sengoku era on the region where Masamune Date and Yoshishige Satake fought over

Tanagura Castle was on a flatland in Tanagura-cho, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima. During Sengoku period, this area attracted many samurai such as Masamune Date, Yoshishige Satake, and Yoshichika Yuku from Shirakawa.

Under Ieyasu Tokugawa’s rulership in the end of Sengoku era, Nagashige Niwa from Echizen was told to govern the land of Tanagura where Muneshige Tachibana used to own. Nagashige contributed 50,000 Goku and built Tanagura Castle.

棚倉城:戦国時代は伊達政宗や佐竹義重が争った地で戦国後期に丹羽長重が築城した城 棚倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Nagashige was relocated to Shirakawa Castle in1627. Since then, many daimyo came and went to Tanagura Castle.

棚倉城:戦国時代は伊達政宗や佐竹義重が争った地で戦国後期に丹羽長重が築城した城 棚倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Masakiyo Abe, a chief of Tanagura Castle in the late Edo era, joined Ouetsu Reppan Domei (Alliance of Mutsu, Dewa, and Echigo). At Boshin War in 1868, Tanagura Castle fell within a day under the attack by the new government force led by Taisuke Itagaki. Tanagura Castle and the castle town burned down completely.

棚倉城:戦国時代は伊達政宗や佐竹義重が争った地で戦国後期に丹羽長重が築城した城 棚倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tanagura Castle was designed in a style of Honmaru being surrounded by Ninomaru and Sannomaru. Moats filled with water and earth mounts were applied to provide the castle with a preliminary line of defense.

Tanagura Tanagura-cho Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima 963-6131


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