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Ōuchi-shi Yakata
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
West gate of Ouchi's mansion.jpg
Reconstructed west gate
Type Flatstyle castle
Coordinates Latitude:
Built 14C
Built by Ōuchi Hiroyo or Ōuchi Norihiro
Demolished 1557
Ōuchi clan

Ōuchi-shi Yakata (大内氏館 Ōuchi-shi Yakata?) was the fortified residence of the Ōuchi clan in Yamaguchi, Japan. Ōuchi-shi Yakata has been designated as being of national significance.[1][2] It was a base of the Ōuchi clan who were feudal lords and thrived during the Muromachi period to Sengoku period.[1]

In 1556, Ōuchi Yoshinaga built Kōnomine Castle as a supporting castle of Ōuchi-shi Yakata because Ōuchi-shi Yakata was considered unsuitable for withstanding a siege.[3][4] but Mōri Motonari`s army advanced to Suō Province, Ōuchi Yoshinaga left Ōuchi-shi Yakata and Kōnomine Castle without resistance.[5]

The castle was listed as one of the Continued Top 100 Japanese Castles in 2017.[6][7]



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  2. "大内氏館跡" (in Japanese). 攻城団. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  3. "第3回 高嶺城跡" (in Japanese). 大内文化. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  4. "高嶺城跡" (in Japanese). 攻城団. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  5. "大内氏館" (in Japanese). 大内文化遺産 Yamaguchi city official. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  6. "続日本100名城" (in Japanese). 日本城郭協会. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  7. "大内氏館" (in Japanese). じゃらん. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 

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