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Gujo Hachiman Castle

Gujo Hachiman Castle
(Mino Province/Gifu Prefecture)

Gujyou Hachiman-jo was built by Morikazu Endo in the 2nd year of Eiroku era (1559). Morikazu Endo destroyed the master family To clan, and secured his ruling power of Kohriyama. After Morikazu died, his son Yoshitaka took over. At first he obeyed the Mino daimyo Saito clan, but once Nobunaga Oda of Owari destroyed the Saito clan, he switched sides to the Oda clan. After Nobunaga's death, he opposed Hideyoshi, but eventually surrendered and was transferred elsewhere in the 16th year of Tensho era (1588).
In place of the previous ruler, Sadamichi Inaba from West Mino came to power. Sadamichi joined the west forces in the Battle of Sekigahara and the castle was attacked and fell back into the hands of Yoshitaka Endo, who joined the east forces. Sadamichi surrendered to the east forces and performed well, and after the battle he was shifted to Bungo Usuki with added land value. Kohriyama Hachiman returned to Yoshitaka Endo and he possessed 27,000 Goku as its land value.
During the Edo period after that, the Endo, Inoue, Kanamori, and Aoyama clans ruled over the castle. During the Meiji restoration, the castle was abandoned. The current castle tower was constructed with wood in 1933, modeled after Ogaki-jo's castle tower.

(2008/11/12 )

Gujo Hachiman Castle
Lower level
Gujo Hachiman Castle Lower level
West corner turret
Gujo Hachiman Castle West corner turret
East corner turret
Gujo Hachiman Castle East corner turret
Main tower
Gujo Hachiman Castle Main tower

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Mino Province
Ogaki Castle
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Iwamura Castle
Naeki Castle
Tsumagi Castle
Tara Castle
Takenaka Jinya
Gujo Hachiman Castle
Shinowaki Castle
Kano Castle
Kurono Castle
Kaneyama Castle
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Takayama Castle
Kaerikumo Castle
Ogimachi Castle
Ogaki Castle
Gifu Castle
Iwamura Castle
Naeki Castle
Tsumagi Castle
Tara Castle
Takenaka Jinya
Gujo Hachiman Castle
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Kano Castle
Kurono Castle
Kaneyama Castle
Sunomata Castle

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Gujo Hachiman Castle Lower level

Lower level



Gujo Hachiman Castle West corner turret

West corner turret



Gujo Hachiman Castle East corner turret

East corner turret



Gujo Hachiman Castle Main tower

Main tower




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