Gujō Hachiman Castle


Gujō Hachiman Castle

Infobox Military Structure
name = Gujō Hachiman Castle
_ja. 郡上八幡城
partof =
location = Gujō, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
coordinates = coord|35|45|12|N|136|57|41|E|type:mountain|display=inline,title


caption = Gujō Hachiman Castle's keep
type = Mountaintop castle
built = 1559
builder = Endō Morikazu
materials =
height =
used =
demolished = 1871
condition = Reconstruction
ownership =
controlledby =
garrison =
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occupants = Endō clan, Aoyama clan
battles =
events =
nihongo|Gujō Hachiman Castle|郡上八幡城|Gujō Hachiman-jō is a "yamashiro", or mountain castle, located on Hachiman Mountain in Gujō, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

History

Gujō Hachiman Castle was built in 1559 by Endō Morikazu (遠藤盛数). Morikazu had barely finished the castle when he died, leaving it to his son Endō Yoshitaka. Yoshitaka later became a retainer to Oda Nobunaga and the direct control of the castle fell into the hands of Inaba Sadamichi, who renovated much of the castle. Yoshitaka returned to rule the castle following the Battle of Sekigahara. The castle was expanded following Tsunetomo's appointment to the castle in 1646. In 1870, during the Meiji Restoration, the castle was torn down during Japan's attempts to modernize. [http://www.jcastle.info/castle/profile/20-Gujo-Hachiman-Castle Gujō Hachiman Castle] . A Guide to Japanese Castles. Accessed June 30, 2008.] In 1933, it was reconstructed out of wood. [ [http://www.kankou-gifu.jp/en/historicsites/gujyo.html Gifu Tour Guide - Historic Sites - Gujō Hachiman] . Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation. Accessed June 30, 2008.]

ee also

*Japanese castle

Literature

*cite book | title=Castles in Japan| last=Schmorleitz| first=Morton S.| date=1974| pages= | publisher=Charles E. Tuttle Co.| location=Tokyo| id=ISBN 0-8084-1102-4

External links

* [http://www.kankou-gifu.jp/en/historicsites/gujyo.html Gifu Tour Guide - Historic Sites - Gujō Hachiman] (Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation)
* [http://www.jcastle.info/castle/profile/20-Gujo-Hachiman-Castle Gujō Hachiman Castle] (Guide to Japanese Castles)

References


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