Iida Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

飯田城/アクセス・場所・地図 信長の甲州征伐に功績があった毛利長秀が拝領した飯田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Iida castle
Nobunaga awarded to Mouri Nagahide because of his military reward.

Iida Castle is a flatland-mountain castle located in Iida City, Nagano Province.
The castle built year is unknown but it is said that the castle was built by Mr. Banzai.

飯田城/アクセス・場所・地図 信長の甲州征伐に功績があった毛利長秀が拝領した飯田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

During Sengoku Period, [Takeda Shingen] attacked Shinano, the vassal of Mr. Takeda [Akiyama Nobutomo] greatly renovated the castle. In March Tensho 10 year (1582), Oda Nobunaga launched Koshu Battle and Mr. Takeda was destroyed, [Takeda Katsuyori] killed himself at Tenmoku Mountain.

飯田城/アクセス・場所・地図 信長の甲州征伐に功績があった毛利長秀が拝領した飯田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Shinano Ina Gun was given to Nobunaga’s vassal [Mouri Nagahide] and he set this place as the base and rule it. In June the same year, Akechi Mitsuhide attacked his master Oda Nobunaga and launched Honno Temple Chaos, Nagahide was concerned to be attacked by Mr. Takeda’s former vassals so he escaped to his own country. In addition, [Tokugawa Ieyasu] trained army in Kai and Shinano, and controlled both countries.

飯田城/アクセス・場所・地図 信長の甲州征伐に功績があった毛利長秀が拝領した飯田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Iida Castle was ruled by [Shimojo Yoriyasu] and after that, [Suganuma Tadatoshi] was the castle owner. Tensho 18 year (1590), when Mr. Hojo was destroyed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Ieyasu was transferred to kanto, and [Mouri Nagahide] became the castle owner and Iida Castle again.
When Nagahide died, his son-in-law [Kyogoku Takatomo] inherited. Keicho 5 year (1600), Takatomo won military award at the Battle of Sekigahara and he was promoted to Miyazu Castle in Tango Country.

飯田城/アクセス・場所・地図 信長の甲州征伐に功績があった毛利長秀が拝領した飯田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Instead, in Keicho 6 year (16010, [Ogasawara Hidemasa] entered the castle with 50000 stones from Koga Clan, but in Keicho 18 year (1613), he was transferred to Matsumoto Castle in Shinano. And Iida Clan became abandoned for a while.
Genwa 3 year (1617), Wakizaka Yasumoto entered the castle at 55000 stones. After that, Mr. Wakizaka ruled the place for 2 generations and in Kanbun 2 year (1672) he was transferred to Tatsuno Clan, and instead, [Hori Chikamasa] entered the castle at 20000 stones from Karazuyama Clan. After that, Mr. Hori ruled this place until Meiji Restoration.

In addition, the castle remaining has almost nothing left and a Shrine is on Honmaru trace. Soil, empty moats and stones can still be seen.

〒395-0034 Ote Town, Iida City, Nagano Province


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