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Amagiri Castle
Zentsūji, Kagawa, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Amaɡiriyama0ɨ.jpg
Amagiri Mountain
Type Mountaintop castle
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 1364
Built by Kagawa Kagenori
Demolished 1585
Current
condition
ruins
Current
owner
Kagawa clan Chōsokabe clan

Amagiri Castle (天霧城 Amagiri-jō?) was a castle structure in Zentsūji, Kagawa, Japan.[1][2] Amagiri Castle has been designated as being of national significance.[1]

History[]

Kagawa clan used Tadotsu Castle( Motodaiyama Castle ) in Tadotsu as a residence and it was considered unsuitable to withstanding a siege, thus Amagiri Castle was built in 1364 by Kagawa Kagenori as a supporting Castle of Tadotsu Castle.[1][3] In 1581, Kagawa Yukikage accepted the authority of the Chōsokabe clan and adapted Chōsokabe Motochika`s second son Kagawa Chikakazu(Chōsokabe Chikakazu), thus the castle was used as a military base for Chōsokabe clan in Sanuki Province.[4]

In 1585, Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched a campaign to pacify Shikoku, after two months of the battle Chōsokabe Motochika surrendered to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kagawa clan was abolished by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and later Kagawa Chikakazu returned to Okō Castle then Amagiri Castle was abandoned.[2] There are little remains of the castle on the present day site, just some Stone walls and earthworks.

See also[]

  • List of Historic Sites of Japan (Kagawa)

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "天霧城" (in Japanese). Zentsuji city official. https://www.city.zentsuji.kagawa.jp/soshiki/50/digi-m-culture-detail-029-index.html. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "天霧城" (in Japanese). 攻城団. https://kojodan.jp/castle/1917/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  3. "天霧城跡" (in Japanese). じゃらん. https://www.jalan.net/kankou/spt_37204af2170018548/. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 
  4. "天霧城跡" (in Japanese). ニッポン城めぐり. https://cmeg.jp/w/castles/8249. Retrieved 25 July 2019. 

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