Hakuchi Castle [Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

白地城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の四国統一の重要な拠点となった白地城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Hakuchi castle
The important base of uniting Shikoku

Hakuchi Castle is a flatland-mountain castle located in Hakuchi, Ikeda Town, Miyoshi City, Tokushima Province. It is famous for being the base of uniting Shikoku for [Choso kabemotochika].

白地城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の四国統一の重要な拠点となった白地城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Hakuchi Castle is considered an important base towards Motochika who aimed to conquer Shikoku. The castle built year is unknown, but it is said that the castle was built by Mr. Ounishi during the South and North Dynasties.

白地城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の四国統一の重要な拠点となった白地城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Mr. Ounishi belonged to Mr. Hosokawa who was the guardian of Awano Country. When entering Sengoku Era, he took the power from Mr. Hosokawa and followed Mr. Miyoshi. Tensho 3 year (1575), [Chosokabe Motochika] who aimed to conquer Shikoku saw the geographic importance. The next year Tensho 4 year (1576), Hakuchi Castle was successfully taken.

白地城/アクセス・場所・地図 長宗我部元親の四国統一の重要な拠点となった白地城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

At that time, the castle owner [Ounishi Kakuyo] escapted to Sanuki Country. However, Tensho 6 year (1578), it also fell down, and Kakuyo surrendered to Motochika. After that, it was used at the base to unite Shikoku. Tensho 13 year (1584), it was the defensive base when [Toyotomi Hideyoshi] attacked Shikoku, but it fell down and became abandoned.

There is almost nothing left on the current castle ruins, only soil and stone monument is left. Ounishi Shrine is built nearby.

〒778-5251 165 Hakuchi, Ikeda Town, Miyoshi City, Tokushima Province


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