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Shiroishi Castle, Shiroishi
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Shiroishi Castle is a Japanese castle in Shiroishi, Miyagi, within what was Mutsu Province. It was the castle of the Katakura clan, which was a family of retainers serving the Date clan of Sendai. It was also the headquarters of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei in 1868.Early historyThe castle was originally founded in the Kamakura era, by the Karita clan.Sengoku EraIn 1591, during the late Azuchi-Momoyama era, the castle was held as an outpost by the Gamō clan, ruled by the senior retainer Gamō Satonari.Edo EraBeginning in 1600, the castle and its environs were located in the Sendai Domain. From 1600 onward, Shiroishi Castle was ruled by the Katakura clan, who were retainers of the Date clan of Sendai. It was also one of the exceptions to the Tokugawa shogunate's rule of one castle per domain.Boshin WarThe castle was the meeting place for the delegates of the northern domains in early 1868, during the Boshin War. It then became the headquarters of the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei. The castle was then occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army. It was briefly placed in the care of the Nanbu clan of Morioka, but was demolished in 1875. The Katakura family and its retainers then went north and settled in Hokkaidō.
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  • Because it is a newly built Castle, walk the journey visited seemed partly. Because during the Castle Guide's uncle, were kindly received by describing various. I could have the cherry blossom season, so next time you bother during cherry blossom season.
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  • The castle was used as a castle in Sendai-Han as the main date clan, who inhabited the katakura clan from generation to generation along with the castle of the Kyushu eligible kazushiro 1 Constitution of the Edo shogunate that survived until the Meiji Restoration, and that it is. Was Castle waste disposal Ordinance waste Castle in the early Meiji era, part of the Castle, such as the three-storied turret been restored in 1995, wooden, now the Park. It is worth the climb because the charges are to climb to the Castle and views of shiroishi.
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  • A small castle in the Tower if you don't you can visit free of charge. Parking is not near the little walk is not helpful. Nearest supermarket parking lot, so shopping is partly stop you might.
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