Izushi Castle (Arikoyama Castle)[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

出石城(有子山城):羽柴秀吉の但馬攻略により落城した山名祐豊の居城 出石城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Izushi Castle (Arikoyama Castle)
Yamana Suketoyo, who was defeated by Hashiba Hideyoshi in Tajima conquest, lived in it.

Izushi Castle used to stand in Izushi, Toyooka, Hyogo.
When the Yamana family was in its heyday, Yamana Tokiyoshi built Konosumiyama Castle.

出石城(有子山城):羽柴秀吉の但馬攻略により落城した山名祐豊の居城 出石城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the Warring States period, the head Yamna Suketoyo built Arikoyama Castle on Arikoyama Mountain. He set it his home base. In the 8th year of the Tensho period (1580), Hashiba Hideyoshi started Tajima Conquest. Suketoyo fought for Mori Terumoto, but he was defeated and the Yamana family in Tajima Province got extinct.

Hideyoshi sent a temporally head to Arikoyama. In the 13th year of the Tensho period (1585), he gave it to Maeno Nagayasu. Next, Koide Yoshimasa became the head. In the 5th year of the Keicho period (1600), in the Battle of Sekigahara, Koide Yoshimasa joined the western army while his brother Hideiy joined the eastern army of Ieyasu.

出石城(有子山城):羽柴秀吉の但馬攻略により落城した山名祐豊の居城 出石城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

The western army was defeated, but the Koide family avoid a punishment because Hideie was in the eastern army. In the 9th year of the Keicho period (1604), Koide Yoshihide destroyed the castle tower of Arikoyama Castle. He renamed his residence at the foot of the mountain Izushi Castle and applied it to the shogunate.

Then, Izushi Castle became the sole castle in Tajima Province because the shogunate allowed each domain to have only one castle. The Koide family developed the castle town and established Izushi Domain. However, in the 9th year of the Genroku period (1696), Koide Fusatsugu died in his childhood. The Koide family no longer had any heir and deprived of their feudal estate and status.

出石城(有子山城):羽柴秀吉の但馬攻略により落城した山名祐豊の居城 出石城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, the Fujii Matsudaira family became the head. Next, the Sengoku family ruled it until the end of the Edo period. It was destroyed in the Meiji period, but the moat and the stone wall weren’t. Now, a turret, a gate, a bridge was restored and the area is used as Tojoukyou Kasen Park.

Uchi Town, Izushi Town, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture 668-0214


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