Daishoji Castle [Castle special collection Japanese history]

大聖寺城/アクセス・場所・地図 関ヶ原の戦いでは山口宗永が前田利長に攻められて籠城・自刃した大聖寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Daishoji Castle

Daishoji Castle was a hill castle built up on a hill, located in Kaga-shi, Ishikawa. It was built by the Kano clan during Kamakura era.

大聖寺城/アクセス・場所・地図 関ヶ原の戦いでは山口宗永が前田利長に攻められて籠城・自刃した大聖寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In Sengoku era, Daishoji Castle fell within a day as Soteki Asakura from Echizen marched into the land of Kaga. In 1567, Kagetada Horie betrayed Yoshikage Asakura during Ikko- shu riot. The hostility between those two Samurai lasted a while until when they, with a support from Yoshiaki Ashikaga, agreed upon a settlement by burning down Daishiki Castle.

As Nobunaga Oda rule the land of Echizen in 1575, the Oda force marched into Kaga.
Nobunaga told Katsuie Shibata to repair Daishoji Castle and Hinoya Castle, and put
Morimasa Sakuma in the charge of Daishoji Castle.

大聖寺城/アクセス・場所・地図 関ヶ原の戦いでは山口宗永が前田利長に攻められて籠城・自刃した大聖寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Morimasa strengthened his army in 1577 along with the reconstruction of the castle so to prepare themselves for the attack by Kagekatsu Uesugi from the north. In 1580, Katie Shibata conquered Kanazawa Mido (temple), which was under the influence of Honganji temple, and Ieyoshi Haigo became the new chief of Daishoji Castle.

The conflicts within the Oda clan led to the battle of Shizugatake in 1583. As Katsuie lost at the battle against Hideyoshi Hashiba, Hidekatsu Mizoguchi from Kitanosho Castle, a sidekick of Nagahide Niwa, came to the possession of Daishoji Castle by contributing 44,000 Goku. After Nagahide passed away in 1585, Hidekatsu stayed at the castle and continued to work in supportas a sidekick for Hidemasa Hori. As Hideharu Hori, a son of Hidemasa, relocated to Kasugayama Castle with an increased numbers of army, Hidemasa was also relocated to Shibata Castle.

大聖寺城/アクセス・場所・地図 関ヶ原の戦いでは山口宗永が前田利長に攻められて籠城・自刃した大聖寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the same year, Munenaga Yamaguchi, a meontor to Hideaki Kobayakawa from
Kitanosho Castle, was given the title of chief of Daishoji Castle by contributing 63,000
Goku. Although Hideaki relocated, Munenaga stayed at Daishoji Castle and worked as a
loyal servant for Hideyoshi.

At the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Munenaga supported the West force led by Mitsunari Ishida. Daishoji Castle fell by the East force led by Toshinaga Maeda, and munenaga and his son, Nagahiro killed themselves. After the battle, the Maeda clan was in charge of Daishoji Castle, but they abandoned the castle due to Ikkoku-Ichijo regulation in 1615.

大聖寺城/アクセス・場所・地図 関ヶ原の戦いでは山口宗永が前田利長に攻められて籠城・自刃した大聖寺城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In 1639, Toshiharu Maeda was given 70,000 Goku to establish Daishoji Han (territory), and built Daishoji Jinya. The Daishoji Castle ruin is now restored as Kinjozan park. The ruin includes fences, earthworks, and the Japanese tea room called Choryu-tei designed by Masakazu Kobori.

55 Hachikenmichi Daishoji Kaga-shi, Ishikawa 922-0057


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