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

高清水城:高清水直堅により築城され大崎氏改易後は伊達家重臣亘理重宗の居城 高清水城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Takashimizu Castle
It was built by Takashimizu Naokata. After the Osaki family was expelled, Watari Shigemune, who was a senior statesman of the Date family, lived in it.

Takashimizu Castle used to stand in Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture (former Takashimizu Town).
It was built by Takashimizu Naokata, who was the third son of the 9th head of the Osaki family Osaki Yoshikane.

In the Warring States period, Osaki Yoshitaka was defeated by Date Masamune and followed him. However, he didn’t attend Hojo Conquest and was deprived of his estate and status.

高清水城:高清水直堅により築城され大崎氏改易後は伊達家重臣亘理重宗の居城 高清水城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, Hideyoshi sent his trusted man Kimura Yoshikiyo to the Castle.
When Osaki-Kasai Riot occurred, Date Masamune and Gamo Ujiyasu suppressed it. Later, Masamune was transferred to Iwadeyama Castle and began to rule Takashimizu Castle, too.

高清水城:高清水直堅により築城され大崎氏改易後は伊達家重臣亘理重宗の居城 高清水城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In October of the 9th year of the Keicho period (1604), Watari Shigemune received it to live after his retirement. In the 11th year of the Keicho period (1606), he married his last daughter to Masamune’s illegitimate son Munemoto and joined the Date family.

高清水城:高清水直堅により築城され大崎氏改易後は伊達家重臣亘理重宗の居城 高清水城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the 7th year of Horeki (1757), Watari Rintoku was transferred to Sanuma Castle and Ishimoda Okiyori became the head. He ruled the area until the end of the end of the Edo period. Now, Takashimizu Junior High School stands on where the castle stood and There are few traces.

34 Higashitate, Takashimizu, Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture 987-2200


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