Setagaya castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

世田谷城:東京の住宅街に埋もれた足利一族 吉良氏朝の居城 世田谷城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Setagaya Castle
Ashikaga clan buried in the residential area of Tokyo Kira Asa’s residential castle, Setagaya castle.

Setagaya Castle is a castle that was in the current Tokyo Setagaya Ward Futto Temple. Setagaya Castle is a Hirayama castle built by Kira, which is regarded as a family name with the same as Ashikaga. Sadaharu 5th year (1366), Yoshi Ryouji’s family heard that Kimura Kamakura, Ashikaga Motouji from Ebara County Musashi Country Setagaya entered this place and that he lived here.

世田谷城:東京の住宅街に埋もれた足利一族 吉良氏朝の居城 世田谷城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

世田谷城:東京の住宅街に埋もれた足利一族 吉良氏朝の居城 世田谷城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

It is thought that it was maintained as a lodging house around Ouei Era, and it is thought that it was further restored as a castle at the time of Seikou. Tensho 18th year (1590), It was dropped to Toyotomi forces by “Odawara conquest” in the morning of Kira Asa, and it was made abandoned castle after this battle. In the era of Tokugawa Ieyasu it is said that they used stone of Setagaya castle of abandoned castle for the purpose of renovating Edo castle.

世田谷城:東京の住宅街に埋もれた足利一族 吉良氏朝の居城 世田谷城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

世田谷城:東京の住宅街に埋もれた足利一族 吉良氏朝の居城 世田谷城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Setagaya Castle is located on a tongue plateau protruding south from the plateau of Kyodo, and the Karasuyama flowed at the foot to form a natural moat to surround the three sides of the castle. It is thought that the castle area had spread to the vicinity of the present Setagaya Castle ruins park with the inner citadel near Goutokuji Temple. Kira flourished mainly in Setagaya castle during the 8th to 200th decades, and this place was also called Kira Imperial Palace, Setagaya Imperial Palace.

2-14-1 Goutokuji Temple in Setagaya ward, Tokyo Metropolitan Area


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