Yoshida Castle (Toyohashiro) [Castle feature Japanese history]

吉田城(豊橋城)/アクセス・場所・地図 家康の重臣酒井忠次が武田氏から守り続けた東三河拠点の吉田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Yoshida Castle
Easta Mikawa’s base where Ieyasu chief vassal Sakai Tadastugu kept from Takeda.

Yoshida Castle (Toyohashiro) is a castle in Imabashi Town, Toyohashi city, Aichi Prefecture.
After the Meiji Restoration it was also called Toyohashi Castle because there was a change in Toyohashi and the place name from Yoshida.
It is said that Eishou 2 years (1505), the castle master of the castle “Makino Kohaku” was built by Imagawa. It is said that it is to prepare for “Toda Munemitsu” who is in a relationship with Matsudaira for refusing Matsudaira Nagachika’s advance to Mikawa of Nishi Mikawa “Anshou castle”.

吉田城(豊橋城)/アクセス・場所・地図 家康の重臣酒井忠次が武田氏から守り続けた東三河拠点の吉田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Later Year 3rd (1506) After the battle between Matsudaira and Imagawa, repeated conflict between Makino and Toda with base in Tawara Castle occurred, but Touru Roku 2nd year (1529), Kiyoyasu Matsudaira (grandson of the Nagachika) from Nishi Mikawa entered to capture Yoshida Castle, he let him succumb to Toda and almost established Mikawa control right.

When Kiyonaga laterally dies, the equilibrium of Mikawa collapsed, Yoshida castle will be a castle dominated by Toda but Imagawa caught Yoshida Castle at the request of “Ichigo Yasunari” of Ichikuro Castle, this makes Yoshida Castle the forefront castle of Imagawa’s advance to Mikawa.
Eiroku 3 Year (1560) May, when Imagawa Yoshimoto was battled by Oda Nobunaga in Okeshima battle, Matsudaira Motoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu) who left Imagawa attacked Yoshida Castle and again Matsudaira forces all over Mikawa was expanded.

吉田城(豊橋城)/アクセス・場所・地図 家康の重臣酒井忠次が武田氏から守り続けた東三河拠点の吉田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Ieyasu appointed a well trusted “Sakai Tadatsugu” in Yoshida Castle and left the governance of Higashi Mikawa. While Masumu succeeding Imagawa Yoshimoto is weakening the control of Suruga • Ryo, Ieyasu succeeds in capturing Toutoumi. After that, gradually it will repeat the collision with Takeda.
While the Takeshi Katsuyori was defeated by Oda and the Tokugawa Allied Army in the Tensho 3rd year (1575), the Ieyasu army was always inferior and the Yoshida castle continued to be attacked by the Takeda family, the castle owner “Tadatsugu Sakai Continued to surpass.

吉田城(豊橋城)/アクセス・場所・地図 家康の重臣酒井忠次が武田氏から守り続けた東三河拠点の吉田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

When Ieyasu was transferred to Kanto by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Tensho 18th (1590), “Terumasa Ikeda” became the castle owner of Mikawa Yoshida for 152 thousand jewels. Terumasa diligently enriched the castle by expanding the castle and maintenance of the castle town, but, in Kei 6 (1601) “The year after the battle of Sekigahara”, the transfer to Banshu and Himeji castle is decided. In the Yoshida Castle, which was a key point of Toukaidou, the scorers of the deep grove Matsudaira, Mizuno, Ogasawara, etc., were the castle owner for generations, and the last lord of the Tokugawa shogunate was “Okochi Matsudaira”. When entering Meiji, the place name changes from “Yoshida” to “Toyohashi”, and the clan, where the Toyohashi clan stands, is made.

吉田城(豊橋城)/アクセス・場所・地図 家康の重臣酒井忠次が武田氏から守り続けた東三河拠点の吉田城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

The remains of the castle burned down most buildings due to the misfire in 1873, After that, it was maintained as “Toyohashi Park”. In addition, the corner tower is simulated and rebuilt in the main trunk.

Imabashi District 3 Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture 440-0801


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