Sukagawa Castle [Japanese History Special Features of Castle]

須賀川城/アクセス・場所・地図 伊達政宗と交戦を繰り返した二階堂盛義の居城 須賀川城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name】
Sukagawa Castle
Nikaido Moriyoshi’s residence Sukagawa Castle that repeated battle with Date Masamune

Sukagawa Castle is Nikaido’s castle on the plains which was in Sukagawa city, Fukushima Prefecture.
It is said that there is a main circle near the present Nikaido shrine.

In 1399 (6 Years of Residence), the foundation of Sukagawa Castle is said to have been built by “Nikaido Yukitsugu” which was subordinate to “Ashikaga Mitsusada / Ashikaga Mitsunao” which Ashikaga Musaren dispatched for Ouu rule.

When the castle’s owner “Nikaido Moriyoshi” died in Tenshou Era 9th year (1581), the back room’s “Mahayana Bhuddhism Member” became the castle owner and the castle’s “Suda Morihide” carried out practical work.

須賀川城/アクセス・場所・地図 伊達政宗と交戦を繰り返した二階堂盛義の居城 須賀川城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

From this time increasing conflict with Mr. Date has brought the Masamune Date to attack Sukagawa Castle, but “Satake Yoshishige” visited reinforcements to repel this attack. In the 15th year of Tensho (1587), Aizu ‘s Nen clan and Nikaido clan jointly repulsed the political forces, despite being attacked again by the Date house. However, gradually inside of the Nikaido clan weakened, parting forces to faction Date and Satake faction.

須賀川城/アクセス・場所・地図 伊達政宗と交戦を繰り返した二階堂盛義の居城 須賀川城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tensho 17 years (1589), without missing the opportunity, Masamune raised army. Nikaido clan could not hold this, and “Mahayana Buddhism Member” departed from Satake Yoshigesa and retreated. Masamune gave the castle of Sukagawa to his uncle, “Ishikawa Akemitsu.”

須賀川城/アクセス・場所・地図 伊達政宗と交戦を繰り返した二階堂盛義の居城 須賀川城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Tensho 18th Era (1590), “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” who finished the conquest of northern provision of the Kanto region is placed in Oshu. The Aizu territory of Date house was forfeited and given to “Gamo Ujisato”. The land of Sukagawa was also incorporated into this. In Sukagawa Castle, “Tamaru Tomonao” was appointed under the crown.

Keicho 3rd Era (1598) Uesugi Kanakatsu was transferred from Echigo to Aizu, and the villagers’ “Kurita Kunitoki” reigned at Atagoyama Castle based on Atagoyama Castle. Keicho 5th Era (1600 years) Since the battle of Sekigahara, Uesugi family is reduced to 300,000 jewels to Yonezawa Castle, and “Gamo Hideyuki” will be the lord of Aizu.

須賀川城/アクセス・場所・地図 伊達政宗と交戦を繰り返した二階堂盛義の居城 須賀川城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Kani 4th Era (1627 years) When Gamo clan was transferred, “Kato Yoshiaki” became the lord of Aizu. At this time Sukagawa Castle became abandoned.
Currently the Atagoyama Castle Ruins are being serviced as parks and the Sukagawa Castle ruins are compartmentalized as an urban area and there are not much remnants left.

Chihaya City, Nagano Prefecture 389-0822 Oji Kamiyamada Shiroyama


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