Hiwasa Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

日和佐城:長宗我部元親の重臣(弟)香宗我部親泰の侵攻で降伏した日和佐氏の日和佐城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Hiwasa Castle
a castle owned by Hiwasa clan who was surrendered by Chikayasu Kosokabe, brother of Motochika Chosakabe

Hiwasa Castle was located in Awa, today’s Kaifu-gun, Tokushima. Records are unclear on how it was built. Rumor has it that Hizen official, Hiwasa built this castle in Muromachi era.

In November 1577, Chikayasu Kosokabe, who was a minister and brother of Motochika Chosakabe, invaded Kaifu. The Hiwasa clan accepted defeat and was promised ownership of the land. The Hiwasa clan moved to Tosa to serve for the Chosakabe clan.

When Motochika Chosakabe’s rulership downsized only to Tosa due to the Shikoku conquest by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Iemasa Hachisuka, new ruler of Awa, suggested the Hiwasa clan to move back to Awa.

The Hiwasa clan began to work for the Hachisuka clan, and rewarded 500,000 Goku along with the samurai status.
Today’s Hiwasa Casle is an imitation which looks different from the one in Sengoku era.

Shiroyama Park 445-1 Hiwasaura Minami-cho Kaifu-gun, Tokushima


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