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

綾城:伊東氏に降るまで綾氏が支配し島津義久・義弘の攻撃で落城した綾城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Aya Castle
It was ruled by the Aya family until they joined the Ito family. Its residents were defeated by Shimazu Yoshihisa and Shimazu Yoshihiro.

Aya Castle used to stand in a mountain in Aya Town, Miyazaki Prefecture.
It was built by Hosokawa Koshiro Yoshikado, who was a man of Ashikaga Takauji.

綾城:伊東氏に降るまで綾氏が支配し島津義久・義弘の攻撃で落城した綾城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

The Aya family ruled the area until the Warring States period. When the Ito family of Hyuga raised its head, the Aya family followed it.
However, in the 5th year of the Tensho period (1577), the Ito family was eliminated by Shimazu Yoshihisa and his brother Yoshihiro. The Aya family fought for its lord and got extinct, too.

綾城:伊東氏に降るまで綾氏が支配し島津義久・義弘の攻撃で落城した綾城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, the castle became a branch castle of the Shimazu Castle. In 1615 it was destroyed for the policy of the shogunate.
Now, the castle was restored. You can see the sued main keep.

綾城:伊東氏に降るまで綾氏が支配し島津義久・義弘の攻撃で落城した綾城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

1012 Kitamata, Aya Town, Higashi Morokata District, Miyazaki Prefecture 880-1302


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