Kishiwada Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

岸和田城:小出秀政が5重天守を 松平康重が総構えと城下整備を行い岡部宣勝に受け継がれた岸和田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle Name]
Kishiwada Castle
Okabe Nobukatsu inherited the 5 story castle tower that Matsudaira Yasushige developed its outermost enclosure and castle town, Kishiwada Castle from Koide Hidemasa

Kishiwada Castle is a castle located in Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture. According to one theory, it is said that it began when the family of 「Masashige Kusunoki」 first built the castle this site. Later, during the Sengoku period (Period of Warring States), Hideyoshi Toyotomi appointed the lord of Kishiwada Castle as his vassal, 「Kazuuji Nakamura」, to control the Negoro Folks, Saiga Party and others of Kishū.

岸和田城:小出秀政が5重天守を 松平康重が総構えと城下整備を行い岡部宣勝に受け継がれた岸和田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In Tenshō Era 12th Year (1584), Hideyoshi left Osaka for the Battle with Ieyasu Tokugawa (Battle of Komaki and Nagakute), and Kishū forces such as Negoro and Saiga attacked Kishiwada Castle. The Toyotomi forces who repelled this, decided to attack Kishū in earnest, and in the following year Tenshō Era 13th Year (1585), Hideyoshi himself conquered and Kishiwada Castle and took command. Then, Hideyoshi who succeeded in the conquest of Kishū with overwhelming military power, appointed 「Koide Hidemasa」 as the lord of the Kishiwada Castle and gave him 30,000 koku (crop yields).

岸和田城:小出秀政が5重天守を 松平康重が総構えと城下整備を行い岡部宣勝に受け継がれた岸和田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In Kishiwada Castle, a full-scale renovation began when Koide Hidemasa was the lord of the castle. In the Tenshu Era 2nd Year (1597), the castle tower was built, and the construction of the castle was more or less completed. After that, the lords of Kishiwada Castle continued through 「Matsudaira clan」, 「Hōjō clan」, 「Koide city」, and 「Matsudaira clan」, and after the 「Okabe clan」 entered into the castle, the Okabe clan welcomed the Meiji Restoration after ruling for thirteen successive generations.

The Kishiwada Castle was destroyed by Haihan-chiken (abolition of feudal domains and establishment of prefectures) in Meiji Era 4th Year (1871) and by a decree issued by the bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun) 「Haijo Rei」 (Decree of the Retired Castle) which was declared throughout the country. In the Showa period, Kishiwada Castle was designated as a historic site of Osaka Prefecture, and after that, the three-ply restored castle tower, corner turrets and gates were reconstructed. The current reconstruction turret is known as 「Kishiwada Municipal Museum」.

9-1, Kishikicho, Kishiwada City, Osaka 596 – 0073


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