Kawagoe Castle[Castle Special Topic Japanese History]

川越城(河越城)/アクセス・場所・地図 扇谷上杉氏・山内上杉氏・古河公方足利晴氏と北条氏康が争い河越野戦で知られる川越城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Kawagoe Castle
Ogiya Uesugi, Uesugi Yamanouchi, Koga Kubou, Haruuji Ashikaga and Hojo are fighting Kawagoe Castle known for the battle against Kawagoe field.

Kawagoe Castle is a castle that was also selected in the Heijo in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, as well as knowns as the 7 Kanto Castle and 100 Japan National Castle. In medieval times, it is clearly stated as “Kawagoe Castle”, and in modern times it is clearly stated as “Kawagoe Castle”.
Musashi country of the Muromachi period was a conflict area where each daimyo such as Uesugi and Ashikaga Furukawa was confused. Meanwhile, Mr. Ogiya Uesugi’s chief “Uesugi Mochitomo” ordered the built-up of Kawagoe Castle to become the headquarters of Uesugi at the Kasai Outa Doukan.

川越城(河越城)/アクセス・場所・地図 扇谷上杉氏・山内上杉氏・古河公方足利晴氏と北条氏康が争い河越野戦で知られる川越城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

At the same time, he ordered the reconstruction of Edo castle, Kawagoe Castle entered Uesugi Mochitomo, and Ota Doukan entered Edo Castle. Meiou 6th Year (1497) Uesugi Yamanouchi confronted chief Uesugi Akisada and Kawagoe Castle’s Ougiya Uesugi in order to confront the Furukawa Shogun by adversary.

Ounaga 4th year (1524), Sagami was united “Hojo Ujitsuna” invaded Ujiyasu and Musashi country. And after the fierce battle raid, Sagami takes over Edo Castle and succeeds in the capture of Kawagoe Castle, finally achieving Musashi country unity.

To counter this, Ougiya Ugisugi (Uesugi Tomosada), Uesugi Yamanouchi (Norimasa Uesugi), Furukawa Shogun Ashikage(Haruuji Ashikaga) set off an attack on Hoji, forgetting the differences. “Hojo Tsunashige” who caged in Kawagoe Castle holds good until Ugiyasu’s main support is held The surprise attack by Ugiyasu destroys the Allied troops.
(Battle against Kawagoe)

川越城(河越城)/アクセス・場所・地図 扇谷上杉氏・山内上杉氏・古河公方足利晴氏と北条氏康が争い河越野戦で知られる川越城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Uesugi Tomosada was slaughtered by this battle, Uesugi Norimasa gradually weakened the control of Musashi Ueno, was overturned under Echigo’s “Nagao Keigetora (Uesugi Kenshin)”, and Furukawa Shogun Ashikaga Haruuji Hojo surrender. Since then, in Kawagoe Castle Ugiyasu ‘s Deputy Minister “Daidoji Masashige” was appointed as a castle owner. Masashige performed the renovation of the castle extensively, and also improved the castle town.

Tensho 18 years (1590) When Toyotomi Hideyoshi raised an army of Hojo, “Daidoji Michinaga” who kept Kawagoe Castle went to Ueno Country to attack the Toyotomi army but lost to this and surrendered. Maeda Toshiie entered the Kawagoe Castle.
When Hojo collapsed, the land of Kanto was given to “Tokugawa Ieyasu” and Kawagoshiro entered “Sakai Shigetada” with 10 thousand Jewels. And at this time, the Kawagoe clan will be born. The castle owner of the Kawagoe clan changed rapidly throughout the Edo period, and it changed to Sakai family, Horita family, Okochi Matsudaira family, Yanagisawa family, Akimoto family, Echizen Matsudaira family.

川越城(河越城)/アクセス・場所・地図 扇谷上杉氏・山内上杉氏・古河公方足利晴氏と北条氏康が争い河越野戦で知られる川越城 【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Shouou 2nd year (1653) By Matsudaira Nobutsuna Kawagoe Castle made extensive expansion work and transformed into a modern castle. Also, the first year of Yoshinaga (1848) Echizen’s Matsudaira family’s Matsudaira Naritsune was done by the Inner Citadel. The lord of Bakumatsu period Matsudaira Family’s “Matsudaira Yasuhide” was appointed to the new government army and escaped from the disappearance of the castle town. The current Kawagoe Castle ruins are being developed as the first goose park and are selected as one of Japan’s 100 best castles.

2-25-10 Kaku Town, Kawagoe City Saitama Prefecture 350-0053


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