Sakura Castle[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

佐倉城:家康の命により土井利勝が築城し完成した近世の城 佐倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Sakura Castle
Its construction was completed by Doi Toshikatsu under Ieyasu’s order.

Sakura Castle used to stand in Jonai Town, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture.
Its construction started in the early Warring States period. It was conducted by Kashima Chikamiki under Chiba Chikatane’s order.

佐倉城:家康の命により土井利勝が築城し完成した近世の城 佐倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

However, it stopped because Chikatane was assassinated. In the 15th year of the Keicho period (1610), Ieyasu ordered Doi Toshikatsu to complete the construction.

佐倉城:家康の命により土井利勝が築城し完成した近世の城 佐倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the early Edo period, the head of the castle changed again and again. Finally, Hotta Masasuke got in charge of it with 110000 kokus estate. The Hotta family’s reign lasted until the end of the Edo period. In the Meiji period, Sakura Castle was destroyed because of the government policy.

※Statue of Hotta Masayoshi
佐倉城:家康の命により土井利勝が築城し完成した近世の城 佐倉城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Now, the ruin is used as Sakura Castle Ruin Park and it is one of Japan’s 100 Best Castles.

Jonai Town, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture 285-0017


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