Tezutsu mountain castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

天筒山城/アクセス・場所・地図 織田信長の朝倉攻めで金ヶ崎城と共に落城した天筒山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Tezutsu mountain castle
The castle on which Nobunaga Oda’s Asukura attacked the castle with Kanagasaki castle

It is a mountaintop castle on the Tezutsu mountain of Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture.
It played a role as a castle for “Kanagasaki Castle” of Asakura clan connected at the mountain ridge.

天筒山城/アクセス・場所・地図 織田信長の朝倉攻めで金ヶ崎城と共に落城した天筒山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

The exact time of construction is unknown, but it is stated as Ashikaga clan built a castle to start attacking “Nitta Yoshisada” based on Kanagasaki Castle. First year of Genki Era (1570) April, Oda Nobunaga carried out asakura attack by a large army including the army of Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the forefront of the attack was the Tezutsu mountain castle of Asakura, and the castle keeper was “Terada Unemese”.

天筒山城/アクセス・場所・地図 織田信長の朝倉攻めで金ヶ崎城と共に落城した天筒山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tezutsu mountain castle was naturally hard to penetrate so it became a great fierce battle, but the Oda’s large army finally succeeded in capturing this castle then entered the attack of Kanagasaki castle from behind. At this time, “Azai Nagamase” of North allied with the Oda family suddenly turned the opposition to Nobunaga and entered the position to pinch the Oda army with Asakura Yoshikage.

天筒山城/アクセス・場所・地図 織田信長の朝倉攻めで金ヶ崎城と共に落城した天筒山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Nobunaga, who took notice of this move as soon as possible, retired to Kyoto with a few soldiers and took a break. Since then, a fierce battle by Asakura-Asai army and Oda • Tokugawa army forces will last for several years.

天筒山城/アクセス・場所・地図 織田信長の朝倉攻めで金ヶ崎城と共に落城した天筒山城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In addition, it is believed that Tezutsu Mountain Castle became abandoned after this fight. The current castle ruins are being used as park (Kanegasaki Park), and remains such as man-made water channel and watchtowers remains.

Izumi Mountain (Kanegasaki Park) in Tsuruga City Fukui Prefecture 914-0071


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