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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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  • 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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  • It is time to bullet train Shinkansen zaō in the car 5 minutes or so, so good. You can also come at an additional cost in the white. You'd look up and climbs up the steep stairs, nice views, so you have time.
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  • Is the castle is historically important, but appearance is great up there is not, the castle grounds is small. You can also learn about the shiroishi Castle, free Museum is located next to the. In the Castle Tower is climbed at an additional cost, but only in appearance.
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