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 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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  • -Japan sponsored by the Japan Castle Association began with 4/6/18 100 Castle Stern rally. Shiroishi Castle was elected to one of them. It seems many people stamp book with visitors, including myself. The turf itself or rather not left so much less. Castle is quite clean, are yet to be rebuilt, seems not passed too much. Is similar to turf and Himeji Castle and feel less of a large castle like Kochi Castle, the castle of this size there are a lot like you. Speaking at the size of the existing 12 Castle hirosaki, Inuyama, Uwajima's like this scale. However, most come here because here is katakura going in was the castle of. When date Masamune, and confirm a small juro is a fundamental game, Sengoku BASARA, and always present. Also son-in-law of Sanada Yukimura. Using a free parking in the city garage. City Hall parking lot is closest, and it would be helpful.
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  • A large newly built wooden castle there is no atmosphere. Description of the stone walls of the old nozura and the stone wall was repaired and is interesting. Katakura family and the Sanada family ties did not work. The understanding, flows in the free exhibition history exploring the Museum 2nd floor Tower video.
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  • Entrance of the free tour guide I found. Pay 400 Yen and castle tours. Such strong feelings for the decision, aimed at rebuilding as Mayor during the Meiji Restoration the Castle episode was very interesting. While enjoying the view from the top of the Tower, the story of the merger of girls ' and boys ' high school, jimba and place names that originated from the Shiraishi from 18th yokozuna cannons, so memory remained. In a free and refined body armor.
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  • Awesome castle, great guides, beautifully manicured yards. Every castle is worth a look, but this one is easy to get to with a pleasant walk through town. On your way there stop by one of the many groceries and pick up some of the local produce to enjoy along the way! Tons of photo worthy areas for anyone to enjoy.
  • One of famous spot for cherry blossom. small castle but good for visit. you can go up to the top floor.
  • Castle providing a panoramic view of the city, just the reason the castle is being built during Masamune days. A ten minute brisk walk away is a rustic samurai house.
  • Interesting castle. Must try their famous noodle, Shiroishi umen, served at cafetaria next to the castle. The noodle uses no oil, but taste really yummy.
  • Staff members were super friendly and happy to chat about the history of the castle. Totally worth $6 to tour the museum, and Tower, let alone movie
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