Noshima Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

能島城/アクセス・場所・地図 村上源氏の末裔で村上水軍を率いた村上武吉の水軍城 能島城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Noshima Castle
Castle built for Murakami Navy led by Takeyoshi Murakami, decendent of Genji Murakami

Noshima Castle in Seto Inland Sea and was base of Takeyoshi Murakami, Geni Murakami’s master. Formally well-connected with Kono clan from Iyo, they were semi-independent when Sengoku era started.

They helped Mori achieve victory with Harutaka Sue in the battle of Miyajijma when Mohri did not have any power. They remained on good terms with Takakage Kobayakawa, part of Mori clan after the battle.

能島城/アクセス・場所・地図 村上源氏の末裔で村上水軍を率いた村上武吉の水軍城 能島城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Takeyoshi collected income from ships crossing Seto Inland Sea and bodyguarding, but lost all sources of income through Seto sea when Hideyoshi Toyotomi banned all pirate activities.

They were surrounded by Mori clan due to disobedience, but in the end, their fate was same as Mori’s. Since known for their pirate activities, they were not liked by Hideyoshi. They were outcasted to all over the country, but Takakage Kobayakawa supported them.

Towards the end of Sengoku era, Noshima Castle was abandoned and Noshima became a no-man’s island. No one took over the land, even in Meiij era.

After Takeyoshi Murakami, his second son Kagechika took over and Murakami clan continued to serve Mori clan. His first son Motohashi sided with east, and died while attacking Yoshiaki Kato’s castle, Matsumae Castle in Iyo.

6574 Miyakubo, Imabari-shi, Aichi 794-2203


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