Minato Castle [Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

湊城/アクセス・場所・地図 檜山城の安東(秋田)実季が本拠地を移し築城した湊城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Minato Castle
The castle of Minato Castle Ando (Akita) Sanesue of Hiyama castle moved to base.

[Description ]
Minato Castle is a flatland castle in Akita city, Akita Prefecture.
The time of the castle is unknown, but it is said that there is Ando clan in the lower part of province. Ando Kanosue ruled that part and called it Minato city.

湊城/アクセス・場所・地図 檜山城の安東(秋田)実季が本拠地を移し築城した湊城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Meanwhile, “Ando Morisue” of Tosa Minato lost the war with Minami and escaped to Ezo. “Morisue” who succeeded the “Ando Masasue” was indigenous to Hiyama (Noshiro city, Akita prefecture) in response to invitation from Mr. Ando and Andoyama.

湊城/アクセス・場所・地図 檜山城の安東(秋田)実季が本拠地を移し築城した湊城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

There was a battle between Minato Ando and Hiyama Ando from Tenmon 13th (1544) to Tensho 15th (1587), but finally, Hiyama Ando ‘s “Ando Sansue” integrated the two Ando family, left Hiyama castle and moved to Minato Castle.

湊城/アクセス・場所・地図 檜山城の安東(秋田)実季が本拠地を移し築城した湊城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Keicho 4 (1599), Ando Sansue made a major renovation of the Minato Castle and made the formation of the castle town and the castle robust. Minato Castle was completed in Keio sixth year (1601) and it was a flatland castle consisting of double moat. Also from this time he will referred as Akita.

However, in the seventeenth year (1602) the year after the completion of the castle, the actual Sansue was transferred to Hitachi Shishido Castle, instead Hitachi “Satake Yoshinobu” entered Minato Castle. Ando’s position is about 50,000 stones and Satake was over 200,000 stones, so it will be a tie in Minato Castle, and Yoshinobu decides to build the main castle to Kubota.

湊城/アクセス・場所・地図 檜山城の安東(秋田)実季が本拠地を移し築城した湊城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

When Yoshinobu transferred to Kubota castle Minato Castle became abandoned and it was destroyed. Currently, there is Tsuchizaki Shinmei company on the former site of Minato Castle, and there are not much remnants left.

Akita 011-0946 Mr. Tsuchizaki Central district 3 – city block 9


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