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Shibata Castle

Shibata Castle
(Echigo Province/Niigata Prefecture)

The Shibata land was occupied for generations by the Shibata clan. At the end of the Sengoku period, the ruler, Shigeie Shibata, rebelled against the Echigo lord, Kagekatsu Uesugi, and died in defeat after several years of conflict. The Shibata province came under direct control of the Uesugi clan after that.
In no time at all, the Uesugi clan was shifted to Aizu instead, and in their place Hidekatsu Mizoguchi was assigned the Echigo Kanbara country, and expanded the Shibata-jo. The Mizoguchi clan remained there until the late Tokugawa Shogunate.
During the Meiji Restoration the castle was abandoned, and has become a base for the self defense force. The main gates (Omotemon) are still intact, as well as the outer citadel corner turret and the inner citadel.

(2008/7/12 )

Shibata Castle
Three-story turret
Shibata Castle Three-story turret
Old Second enclosure Corner turret
Shibata Castle Old Second enclosure Corner turret
The ruins of Dobashi gate
Shibata Castle The ruins of Dobashi gate
Main gate
Shibata Castle Main gate
Tatsumi turret
Shibata Castle Tatsumi turret
Shimizu garden
Shibata Castle Shimizu garden


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Niigata Prefecture
Kasugayama Castle
Takada Castle
Shibata Castle
Murakami Castle
Kakizaki Castle
Kitajo Castle
Sakado Castle
Nagaoka Castle
Yoita Castle
Tochio Castle
Sanjo Castle
Muramatsu Castle
Suibara Daikansho
Egami Yakata
Hirabayashi Castle
Tsugawa Castle
Sado Bugyousho
Sawane Castle
Hamochi Castle
Saita Castle

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Shibata Castle Three-story turret

Three-story turret



Shibata Castle Old Second enclosure Corner turret

Old Second enclosure Corner turret



Shibata Castle The ruins of Dobashi gate

The ruins of Dobashi gate



Shibata Castle Main gate

Main gate



Shibata Castle Tatsumi turret

Tatsumi turret



Shibata Castle Shimizu garden

Shimizu garden




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