Kururi Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

[Castle name]
Kururi Castle
For attack by Hojo Tatsushige Satomi Yoshitaka and Yoshihiro took confinement Kazusa’s mountain castle, Kururi Castle.

Kururi Castle is a mountain castle in Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture. Kururi Castle is said to have been built by Takeda family in the Muromachi period. After entering the Sengoku period, Takeda was called “Mariyatsu” and was also called “Mariyatsu Takeda family”.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the Tensho year, Awa Satomi has advanced to the country of Kazusa, and Takeda Mariyatsu is destroyed by “Satomi Yoshitaka”. After that it becomes the residence of the Satomi family and becomes the base for Kazusa management and Shimousa direction. At the same time, Hojo of Odawara covered the battle with the Satomi who was purposely going to win the Kanto and was increasing the power to the Shimousa direction.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Satomi Yoshitaka basked in the Kururi castle and protected the castle from Hojo’s attack. However, due to the defeat of the “decisive battle of the Kofu” that broke out with Hojo vs. Kazusa and Shimofusa, the Satomi will be driven to Awaichi country until now.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

※After that, it is recovering some of the areas of Kazusa and Shimosa.

Heaven was conquered by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in Tensho 18th year (1590), when Hojo was becoming of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Naturally Satomi joined this fight, but it will be taken for reasons such as tardiness and being disrespectful to the war against me war (Soubu Jirei). When Hideyoshi died and Heaven belonged to Ieyasu, Tadamasa Osuga entered Kururi castle at 30,000 Jewels and the Kurumri clan was born. It is said that maintenance of the castle town was done in this Osaka era.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Keicho 5th Year (1600), The battle of Sekigahara broke out, and due to his achievement Osuga family was additionally stamped with 30,000 Jewels. After that, Tsuchiya enters in 20 thousand Jewels, but it will be renovated due to the fury of the feudal lord in the 7th year of Empou (1679). Although it was abandoned for a while, but Naozumi Kuroda of the hereditary daimyo brought in at 30 thousand Jewels soon after the Meiji Restoration. In addition, Kururi castle was also destroyed by the decree issued in the Meiji era.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Castle Tower in the 2nd floor and 3rd floor is now restored, and it is maintained as Shiroyama Park. At the outer citadel ruins, a museum about Kururi Castle is built and beside it is also a bronze statue of Arai Hakuseki.

久留里城:北条綱成による攻撃に里見義堯・義弘は籠城 上総の山城久留里城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

〒292-0422 Chiba Prefecture Kimitsu City Kururi Uchiyama


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