Kano Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

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Kano Castle
a castle built after demolition of Gifu Castle after the battle of Sekigahara, occupied by Nobumasa Okuhira

Kano Castle was built after Hidenobu Oda surrendered Gifu Castle prior to the battle of Sekigahara. Ieyasu Tokugawa wanted to preserve the resources of Mino, therefore placed only ministers with little power.

加納城:関ヶ原の戦い後 岐阜城の破却に伴い築城され奥平信昌が拝領した加納城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

Following this trend, Gifu Castle was demolished; it’s remaining was used to build Kano Castle. The first person to rule this area was Ieyasu Tokugawa’s son, Nobumasa Okuhira.

加納城:関ヶ原の戦い後 岐阜城の破却に伴い築城され奥平信昌が拝領した加納城【日本の歴史 お城特集】

Okubo clan, Toda clan, Ando clan took control of the castle, but Nagai clan was the last clan before Meiji Restoration. Today, only some parts of stone walls and moats can be seen in Kanou Park today.

Kano Marunouchi Gifu-shi, Gifu 500-8485


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