Akizuki Castle (Koshosan Castle)[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

秋月城(古処山城)/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の九州平定により廃城とされ 戦後黒田長興が5万石で陣屋を構えた秋月城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Akizuki castle
It was abandoned when Hideyoshi settled Kyushu

Akizuki Castle (Koshosan Castle) belonged to Mr. Akizuki, located in Notori, Akizuki City, Fukuoka Province. Kennin 3 year (1203), Akizuki Tanekatsu started building [Koshosan Castle].

秋月城(古処山城)/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の九州平定により廃城とされ 戦後黒田長興が5万石で陣屋を構えた秋月城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

It is considered that it was used as pavilion at ordinary days, and when there was battle they would gather at Koshosan Castle. Koji 3 year (1557), Koshosan Castle was attacked by [Outomo Sorin] and fell down, the castle owner [Akizuki Fumitane] committed suicide, and his second son [Akiduki Tanezane] was got by Mouri Motonari. Gradually Mr. Akizuki expanded his influence and became Daimyo with 360000 stones. Tensho 14 year (1586), when Toyotomi Hideyoshi started suppress Kyushu, Tanekatsu followed [Mr. Shimazu] and fought.

秋月城(古処山城)/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の九州平定により廃城とされ 戦後黒田長興が5万石で陣屋を構えた秋月城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

However, it was nothing when facing Toyotomi’s army, and Hideyoshi was defeated. Tanakatsu survived but his salary was greatly decreased by he was given [Takanabe Castle] at only 30000 stones. In addition, Koshosan Castle became abandoned after the battle.
At the same time, [Akizuki Castle] was also abandoned. Kanei 1 year (1624), [Kuroda Nagaoki], the third son of the clan master of Fukuoka Clan was given 50000 stones by [Tadayuki]. After Hideyoshi’s Kyushu Battle, the abandoned [Akizuki Castle] was greatly renovated and [Akizuki Jinya] was built.

秋月城(古処山城)/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の九州平定により廃城とされ 戦後黒田長興が5万石で陣屋を構えた秋月城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, Mr. Kuroda ruled this place for 12 generations until Meiji Restoration. In addition, Akizuki Castle was selected as the historical site, and gate, stones, moat are still left.


筑前戦国史 秋月城主 秋月種実(吉永正春)

〒838-0011 Notori, Akizuki Asakura City, Fukuoka Province


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