Hachigata Castle[The feature on the castles; Japanese history]

鉢形城/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の北条征伐では一ヶ月に及ぶ籠城戦を繰り広げた北条氏邦の鉢形城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

[Castle name]
Hachigata Castle
Hojo Ujikuni barricaded himself in this castle while the Hojo Conquest of Hideyoshi.

Hachigata Castle was a castle on a hill in Hachigata, Yori Town, Osato District, Saitama Prefecture.
Nagao Kagenobu was Kanrei of Kozuke Province. His second son Nagao Tadakage succeeded him. This made the first son Nagao Kageharu angry and he joined with Koga-Kubo Ashikaga Kageharu.

Kageharu built Hachigata Castle that time. In the 10th year of the Bummei period (A.D.1478), Ota Dokan, a senior statesman of the Ogigayatsu Uesugi family, defeated Hachigata Castle. Uesugi Akisada got in charge of the castle. After that, Uesugi Sadamasa, the head of the Ogigayatsu Uesugi family, attacked the castle, but couldn’t get it.

Since then, for some years, the Yamanouchi Uesugi family and the Ogigayatsu Uesugi family battled again and again. In this conflict, Hojo Ujitsuna from Sagami and Takeda Nobutora from Kai attended. Musashi province was really disturbed.

鉢形城/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の北条征伐では一ヶ月に及ぶ籠城戦を繰り広げた北条氏邦の鉢形城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

After all, Uesugi Norimasa, the head of the Yamanouchi Uesugi family, got Musashi Province and became Kanto Kanrei. That time, Hojo Ujiyasu of Sagami attacked Uesugi Tomosada and Uesugi Norimasa in Kawagoe castle and defeated them. Uesugi Tomosada died in the battle and the Ogigayatsu Uesugi family got extinct.

Hojo Ujiyasu got all most all parts of Musashi province. He sent Hojo Ujikuni, his fourth son, to Hachigata Castle to make it the center of north Kanto ruling. Ujikuni was attacked by Takeda Shingen in the 12th year of the Eiroku period (A.D.1569) and by Uesugi Kenshin in the 2nd year of the Tensho period (A.D.1574). He defeated both of them.

鉢形城/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の北条征伐では一ヶ月に及ぶ籠城戦を繰り広げた北条氏邦の鉢形城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

In the 18th year of the Tensho period (A.D.1590), Toyotomi Hideyoshi started Odawara Conquest. Hachigata Castle was surrounded by Maeda Toshi’ie, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Sanada Masayuki, and senior statesmen of Tokugawa Ieyasu: Honda Tadakatsu and Tori Mototada. They defeated the castle in one month.

After the Hojo Conquest was completed, Tokugawa Ieyasu got Kanto area. Hachigata Castle was destroyed. To, rule the area around the castle, Ieyasu sent Naruse Masakazu and Kusakabe Sadayoshi.

鉢形城/アクセス・場所・地図 秀吉の北条征伐では一ヶ月に及ぶ籠城戦を繰り広げた北条氏邦の鉢形城【お城特集 日本の歴史】

Now, the ruin of Hachigata Castle is used as Hachigata Castle Park and it is one of Japan’s 100 Best Castles.

369-1224 Hachigata, Yori Town, Osato District, Saitama Prefecture


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