Kanie castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

蟹江城:小牧長久手の戦いでは激戦地 織田家重臣滝川一益が築城した蟹江城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Nagakute Castle
A site of bloody battle where Ota family’s chief vassal Kazumasu Takigawa built the Kanie castle in the battle of Nagakute.

Kanie Castle is the medieval castle on the plains that was present in Kanie town, Aichi Prefecture Kaifu District. It was said that Houjou Tokitou had built a castle in the Era of Eikyou, and in the Sengoku Era, there were three Inner citadels, outer citadels and 3 district outside of the castle, large field, the lower market and Maeda’s three castles.

蟹江城:小牧長久手の戦いでは激戦地 織田家重臣滝川一益が築城した蟹江城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

It was captured by Hirotada Matsudaira (father of Tokugawa Ieyasu) of the Imagawa side in the first year of Kouji (1555), and then takes a position of confrontation with Oda together with Nagashima castle owner “Tomosada Hattori”. Eiroku 10th year (1567), Kanie castle that was lost by Oda family’s Kazumasu Takigawa was rebuilt, it will be the base for the subsequent Northern Ise promotion and Nagashima Ichimoto Ikki suppression. Nagashima castle owner Tomosada Hattori will be expelled by the Kazumasu based on this place, then Nagashima castle will also belong Kazumasu.

Tensho 11th year (1583), Kazumasa is defeated by Hashiba Hideyoshi after “Shizugatake fight”, vassals of Nobukatsu Oda, Masakatsu Sakuma became the castle owner. In the “Kanie Castle Battle” in the battle of Komaki and Nagakute in Tensho 12th year (1584), even though it was captured by the Kazumasu which became Hideyoshi’s, it was surrounded by the army of Ieyasu Tokugawa and Nobukatsu Oda, on top of being confined, surrendered after half a month.

Tensho 13th year (1585), Kanie castle was destroyed by Tensho Earthquake. Currently there are stone monuments of the castle ruins and remains of the wells in the inner citadel of the residential area.

Kanie Town Castle 1 Aichi Prefecture


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