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Iwamura Castle, Ena

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was located in the southeastern area of Mino Province in Japan. Its ruins can be found in the modern-day town of Iwamura in Ena District, Gifu Prefecture.BackgroundThe castle was first founded in 1185 by Kato Kagekado who was the vassal or retainers of Minamoto no Yoritomo and from the 13th to 16th centuries, it was in the fief of the Tōyama clan (遠山氏 Tōyama-shi). In the late 16th century, Toyama Kageto (who became a retainer of Oda Nobunaga) would be the last of the Toyama family to hold the castle.Siege of IwamuraIn 1572, after the Siege of Iwamura, Takeda Shingen took the castle and entrusted it to Akiyama Nobutomo. The widow of Toyama Kageto negotiated the castles surrender and her own marriage to Nobutomo—for protection.RevengeFrom July–December 1575, Oda Nobunaga attacked and took the castle, and after a 6-month siege he promised Nobutomo safety and his life if he ended holding out. However he reneged on his word and had Nobutomo and his wife executed by hanging upside down—a punishment usually reserved for traitors. Nobunaga would eventually become Shogun or military ruler of all Japan.Various RulersNobunaga placed the castle under the command of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi in turn transferred power of Iwamura Castle to Tamaru Tomotada. After the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, it was occupied under Tokugawa rule by the Ogyu Daimyo from 1601 to 1638, by the Niwa clan from 1638 to 1702, and finally by the Ishikawa clan from 1702 until the end of the Tokugawa period in 1868.
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  • If the architect should look at this stone well, is that the wheelchair does not correspond. Iwamura castle walls seen in the CG and take pictures on the go is a good idea
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  • Recommended to take aboard the Akechi railway, will walk from Iwamura station. Iwamura Castle are also charming, walking towards the Castle gradually come on feel. Yamashiro, currently only the stone walls and stone buildings such as castles and watchtowers is not a little interested in history, you're many imagined. When I visited that Castle mist and was just like a castle in the sky.
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  • Unusual "6-wall ' and was attracted to"hishi-Yagura' mark stone masonry. It was also handed down long ago, well throw snake bone and fog and eye of the enemy who became a fugitive and "foggy month Wells'. We have handed down also the sorrow of her Castle, building, without fully immersed. Highway 257 Hachiman shrine, seems to have moved from the Castle.
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