Obama Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

小浜城:一色氏が統治した後瀬山城に変わり京極高次が築城した小浜城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Obama Castle
a castle built by Takatsugu Kyogoku as a replacement for Nochiseyama Castle which was ruled by the Isshiki clan

Obama Castle was a castle on a flatland built by Takatsugu Kyogoku in the beginning of Edo era. The land of Wakasa was originally owned by the Isshiki clan, but Nagahide Niwa came into possession when Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi Toyotomi conquered Japan.

小浜城:一色氏が統治した後瀬山城に変わり京極高次が築城した小浜城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Nagashige, the first son of Nagahide, was relocated by Ieyasu Tokugawa because he didn’t declare to support Ieyasu. On the other hand, Takatsugu Kyogoku received Wakasa as a reward for his service at the Battle of Sekigahara and resided in Nochiseyama Castle. Since Nochiseyama Castle was a small castle on a mountain, Takatsugu built a new castle in Obama area where it’s closer to ocean and easier to get around.

小浜城:一色氏が統治した後瀬山城に変わり京極高次が築城した小浜城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Although Kyogoku clan’s title lasted for two generations and they kept expanding the castle, they were relocated to Izumo Matsue Castle before construction was completed. Tadakatsu Sakai, who had been loyal to the Tokugawa clan for generations, took over the castle by contributing 123,000 Goku. In 1635, the construction of Obama Castle was completed with a three-story castle tower.

小浜城:一色氏が統治した後瀬山城に変わり京極高次が築城した小浜城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Sakai clan had ruled the land of Obama until Meiji Restoration. Obama Shrine was built at the Honmaru ruin in 1875 to worship the first head of Obama, Tadakatsu Sakai.

1-7-55 Jonai Obama-shi Fukui 917-0095


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