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Iwasaki Castle, Nisshin

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Iwasaki Castle is a hill castle located in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was built during the Sengoku period in Owari Province and was a support castle to Shobata Castle .HistoryIn an attempt to protect his eastern borders, Oda Nobuhide built Iwasaki Castle in the early 16th century. The castle changed hands in 1529, when Matsudaira Kiyoyasu seized it and made the castle headquarters for the Matsudaira clan. Kiyoyasu's son, Matsudaira Hirotada, moved his residence elsewhere after Kiyoyasu was assassinated in 1535 by one of his retainers, Abe Masatoyo. Niwa Ujikiyo was placed in control of the castle and his descendents continued to rule out of it until Battle of Iwasaki Castle in 1584. The Battle of Iwasaki was part of the larger Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, and during the battle the castle was besieged and taken by the Toyotomi clan's forces led by Ikeda Tsuneoki. The garrison, led by Niwa Ujitsugu, suffered numerous casualties including 300 killed, Ujitsugu's brother Niwa Ujishige being among the dead. The castle was abandoned and destroyed after the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
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  • Oda Nobuhide (Oda Nobunaga’s father) built Iwasakijō to protect his eastern territory sometime before 1529. It was conquered in 1529 by Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu’s grandfather), and made hi...  more »
  • My son is studying at a local university and we went to this castle as part of a basic tour of his area. It is small but interesting. Unfortunately it doesn't cater for non Japanese visitors as there ...  more »
  • Across the bridge spanning the karahori climb kuruwa next walked from the parking lot and left ago the Iwasaki Castle Historical Museum. In the observation tower Castle of exhibited material. The Lords of the warring States period explained, is that monkey kiln (sanageyou) pottery production was the way.
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