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Ichijodai Castle

Ichijodai Castle
(Echizen Province/Fukui Prefecture)

The remains of a stronghold of Asakura clan, who ruled over Echizen Province. It was built on land that opened out into the Ichijoudani river, and shelter castles were also built in the neighbouring mountains. According to some, because many people ran away to Ichijoudani when Kyoto was sacked by the Onin war, Kyoto's culture developed there as a result. During the 10th year of Eiroku era (1567), Shogun Yoshiaki Ashikaga left for Ichijoudani, depending on the Asakura clan (he also left for Mino the next year, depending on Nobunaga Oda).
After that, the Asakura clan was destroyed by Nobunaga, and Nagatoshi Katsurada who ruled over Echizen and replaced them was also killed during a riot. After the riot was silenced, Nobunaga's vassal Katsuie Shibata, ruler of Echizen, moved to Fukui Kitanosho, Ichijoudani was abandoned.
In recent years excavation activities have continued, and restorations to the gardens and housing are being performed.

(2007/2/21 、2014/4/20 )

Ichijodai Castle
Shimo-kido
Ichijodai Castle Shimo-kido
The ruins of Asakura Kageakira's residence
Ichijodai Castle The ruins of Asakura Kageakira's residence
Restoration area
Ichijodai Castle Restoration area
The ruins of Asakura Yoshiaki's residence
Ichijodai Castle The ruins of Asakura Yoshiaki's residence
Yudono-ato-teien
Ichijodai Castle Yudono-ato-teien
Nakano-goten-ato
Ichijodai Castle Nakano-goten-ato
Suwa-yakata-ato-teien
Ichijodai Castle Suwa-yakata-ato-teien
Kami-kido
Ichijodai Castle Kami-kido
Restoration Street
Ichijodai Castle Restoration Street


Echizen Province
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Kitanosho Castle
Maruoka Castle
Ichijodai Castle
Echizen Ono Castle
Genbao Castle

Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Castle
Kitanosho Castle
Maruoka Castle
Ichijodai Castle
Echizen Ono Castle
Genbao Castle
Obama Castle
Nochiseyama Castle

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Ichijodai Castle Shimo-kido

Shimo-kido



Ichijodai Castle The ruins of Asakura Kageakira's residence

The ruins of Asakura Kageakira's residence



Ichijodai Castle Restoration area

Restoration area



Ichijodai Castle The ruins of Asakura Yoshiaki's residence

The ruins of Asakura Yoshiaki's residence



Ichijodai Castle Yudono-ato-teien

Yudono-ato-teien



Ichijodai Castle Nakano-goten-ato

Nakano-goten-ato



Ichijodai Castle Suwa-yakata-ato-teien

Suwa-yakata-ato-teien



Ichijodai Castle Kami-kido

Kami-kido



Ichijodai Castle Restoration Street

Restoration Street




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