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Mito Castle

Mito Castle
(Hitachi Province/Ibaraki Prefecture)

Mito-jo is known as the castle of the Tokugawa Gosanke (three prominent Tokugawa families). It was originally a residence castle for the Baba clan and then the Edo clan. At the time of Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Kanto conquest, the Edo clan allied with the Hojo clan. So, he was dismissed after the war and the Satake clan, a Sengoku daimyo in Hitachi, became the castle ruler and repaired the castle.
The Satake clan was transfered to Dewa Province after the Battle of Sekigahara and Nobuyoshi Takeda, the 5th son of Ieyasu, replaced his position and then came Yorinobu, the 10th son, and Yorifusa, the 11th son after that. This Yorifusa became the father of the Mito Tokugawa family and his descendatns held the post of the ruler of Mito-jo until the late Tokugawa shogunate. Mitsukuni Tokugawa widely known as "Mito Kohmon" was the 3rd son of Yorifusa and the second master of Mito Han.

(2007/10/8 、2014/5/18 )

Mito Castle
The ruins of main gate
Mito Castle The ruins of main gate
Main gate bridge
Mito Castle Main gate bridge
Second enclosure and Main enclosure
Mito Castle Second enclosure and Main enclosure
Near Hashizume gate
Mito Castle Near Hashizume gate


Hitachi Province
Mito Castle
Kasama Castle
Tsuchiura Castle
Obata Castle
Nukata Castle
Makabe Castle
Oda Castle
Fuchu Castle
Kihara Castle
Ushiku Castle

Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito Castle
Kasama Castle
Tsuchiura Castle
Obata Castle
Nukata Castle
Makabe Castle
Oda Castle
Fuchu Castle
Kihara Castle
Ushiku Castle
Koga Castle
Sakai Castle
Moriya Castle

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Mito Castle The ruins of main gate

The ruins of main gate



Mito Castle Main gate bridge

Main gate bridge



Mito Castle Second enclosure and Main enclosure

Second enclosure and Main enclosure



Mito Castle Near Hashizume gate

Near Hashizume gate




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