Kunimine Castle[Castle special collection Japanese history]

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kunimine Castle
The residence of famous general officer Obata Nobusada.

Kunimine Castle is a mountain castle located in Kanra Town, Gunma Province.
The castle built year is unknown, but it is said that it was built by Mr. Obata who ruled this area in Enou 2 year (1240).

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

During the South and North Dynasties, it belonged to the south. Tenmon 15 year (1546), Uesugi Norimasa was greatly defeated by Hojo Ujiyasu at Kawagoe Battle, the master at that time [Obata Norishige] followed Ujiyasu.

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that, when Takeda Shingen started attacking Ueshu, it belonged to Mr. Takeda. At that time, [Nagano Narimasa] sent Obata Norishige to Ueshu, and appointed [Obata Shigesada] as the castle owner.

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Eiroku 4 year (1561), when Shingen took Kunimine Castle, Obata Norishige•Nobusada returned to be the castle owner. After that, Nobusada became the important vassal of Mr. Takeda. He attacked Minowa Castle and won a few military awards.

After that, Nobusada also made military contribution at both [the Battle of Mikatagahara] and [the Battle of Nagashino]. Tensho 10 year (1582), [Takeda Katsuyori] was destroyed by [Oda Nobunaga] and Mr. Obata was surrendered to Nobunaga and followed Nobunaga’s important vassal [Takigawa Kazumasu]. However, at the same year when Nobunaga was attacked by Akechi Mitsuhide at [Honno Temple Chaos], [Hojo Ujinao] served.

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Toyotomi Hideyoshi who took over Nobunaga after he died launched Odawara Battle in Tensho 18 year (1590). Nobusada hid in Tahara Castle and [Obata Nobuhide] left in Kunimine Castle. However, Odawara Castle fell down soon, and Kunimine Castle was also destroyed by Maeda Toshiie and Fujida Nobuyoshi’s army.

国峰城/アクセス・場所・地図 武田24将にも数えられた名将小幡信貞の居城 国峰城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After that Kunimine Castle became abandoned. Honmaru, Mr. Obata’s stone monument in the mountain top, and the pavilion site in the mountain foot are still left at the current Kunimine Castle ruins.

〒370-2205 Kanra Town, Gunma Province (Shiro Yama)


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