Takatenjin Castle [Castle feature Japanese history]

高天神城/アクセス・場所・地図 徳川家康と武田勝頼による激しい攻防戦が繰り広げられた高天神城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Takatenjin Castle
High Tenjin Castle where the fierce battle caused by Tokugawa Ieyasu and Takeda Katsuyuki was held.

Takatenjin Castle is Hirayama Castle which is located in Kakegawa city Shizuoka Pref.
Eikuga 12th year (1569), Takeda Shingen launched the invasion of Suruga allied with Tokugawa Ieyasu of Mikawa, Ieyasu suppressed Ryo and Shingen suppressed Suruga. This makes Makoto Imagawa escape to Kakegawa castle and Imagawa will be destroyed.

高天神城/アクセス・場所・地図 徳川家康と武田勝頼による激しい攻防戦が繰り広げられた高天神城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Ogasawara who was appointed as the high castle of Tenjin from Imagawa, Ogasawara and his Son was a subordinate to Tokugawa at this time. However, after Shingen’s death, “Takeda Katsuyori” who succeeded the Takeda family invaded Takentenji Castle in Tenshou 2nd year 1574, Ogasawara parent and child disillusioned with Oda Tokugawa Allied Army who cannot send reinforcements to surrender. Father, Shingen dropped Taketenji Castle that could not be dropped, so the Katsuse won without a stretch.

高天神城/アクセス・場所・地図 徳川家康と武田勝頼による激しい攻防戦が繰り広げられた高天神城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Katsuse ordered the castle owner “Motonobu Okabe” who is the former Imagawa for the extension of high Tenjin castle. Meanwhile, Ieyasu, who had contracted the siege of the lost Taketenji castle in a relentless way, built a castle such as “Yokosuka Castle” and heard the opportunity of capture.

高天神城/アクセス・場所・地図 徳川家康と武田勝頼による激しい攻防戦が繰り広げられた高天神城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

And Ieyasu started the attack on Taketenji Castle at the end of Tensho 8th year (1580), Motonobu Okabe attacked violently against a thousand castle soldiers. Katsuse and Oda Nobunaga in the west and Hojo in the east and so on, and reinforcements cannot be sent, and the next Tensho 9th year (1581 years) the Motonobu suicides and the castle falls.

高天神城/アクセス・場所・地図 徳川家康と武田勝頼による激しい攻防戦が繰り広げられた高天神城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

“Battle of Takatenjin Castle” which fought fiercely for a long time by Takeda and Tokugawa was put an end. The Takatenjin castle after falling became abandoned castle.

Kamikawa-shi, Shizuoka prefecture, 437-1434 Uenagadakei


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