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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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  • Katakura is not hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle, reconstructed in the wooden castle of shiroishi Castle, as was hopping Castle and was a spectacular 10-minute. Neusilin Sanada round-Taiga drama last year. Worth a look is. Taxi is safe from the Shinkansen zaō Shiraishi station is within walking distance, but.
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  • Towering over the stone wall 3-tier Tower of the structure is a beautiful contrast between the white walls of tile and stucco exterior. 0/1995 has been restored in the wood so elegant, relatively new. Admission to the tower is 300 yen, you can see the half-timbered structure. In addition, overlooking the city from the top floor was covered with snow and ZAO mountain range.
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  • End of the year we visited the holiday vacation. A fine goes up from the parking lot. You can use a history exploring the museum parking lot accessible only. Castle is a three-story building as is castles and snug. Not only the Castle Tower is like former House stretched at the Park, but was rebuilt by now. Admission to the Castle, but year-end holiday vacation was like.
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