Kosuiji Castle (Koriyama Castle)[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

高水寺城(郡山城):斯波御所とまで称された斯波氏を南部信直が攻略 南部氏の支配下に置かれた高水寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kosuiji Castle (Koriyama Castle)
After Nambu Nobunao defeated the Shiba family, it was ruled by the Nambu family.

Kosuiji Castle used to stand in Shiba Town, Shiba District, Iwate Prefecture. It was also called Koriyama Castle.
In the late Kamakura period, Ashikaga Takauji assigned Shiba Takatsune’s heir Shiba Ienaga to Oshu-Kanrei in the castle.

高水寺城(郡山城):斯波御所とまで称された斯波氏を南部信直が攻略 南部氏の支配下に置かれた高水寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the Warring States period, the Shiba family developed it into a tough castle. On the climax of the Shiba family, it was called Shiba Palace.
In the 16th year of the Tensho period (1588), Nambu Nobunao attacked the Shiba family and made it extinct.

高水寺城(郡山城):斯波御所とまで称された斯波氏を南部信直が攻略 南部氏の支配下に置かれた高水寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, he sent Nakano Yasuzane to the castle. He renamed it Koriyama Castle.
Meanwhile, Nambu Nobunao built his main base in Kozukata (Morioka). Then, Koriyama Castle was abandoned.
Now, it is used as Shiba Town Shiroyama Park.

Furudate, Futsuka Town, Shiba Town, Shiba District, Iwate Prefecture 028-3304


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