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Hachigata Castle

Hachigata Castle
(Musashi Province/Saitama Prefecture)

This is a castle situated at the strategic point of the Chichibu mountains in between Arakawa and Fukazawa rivers. It is also the most important location to defend the Kamakura road and Chichibu traffic.
Hachigata-jo is said to be built during the 8th Bunmei year (1476) by the Yamanouchi Uesugi vassal, Kageharu Nagao, when he rebeled. After that, Kageharu was defeated by Ougiyatsu Uesugi's vassal, Oota Dokan, and placed under the rule of Yamanouchi Uesugi.
In the 15th year of Tenbun (1546), Hojo Ujiyasu won the Kawagoe battle, and as the local aristocrat Amagamiyama-jo's ruler Yasukuni Fujita was in league with Hojo, Ujiyasu's son Ujinori was welcomed in. Ujiyasu named Ujinori the ruler of Hachigata-jo, as well as North Musashi and Kouzuke provinces. Hachigata-jo was expanded by Ujinori into what can be seen today.
During the 18th year of the Tensho era (1590), Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Hojo invasion begun, and Toshiie Maeda and Kagekatsu Uesugi forces surrounded the castle. In a month, Ujinori surrendered under the condition that the soldiers were to be unharmed.

(2008/3/4 )

Hachigata Castle
Soto enclosure
Hachigata Castle Soto enclosure
Main entrance
Hachigata Castle Main entrance
Third enclosure
Hachigata Castle Third enclosure
Second enclosure
Hachigata Castle Second enclosure
Main enclosure
Hachigata Castle Main enclosure
Sasa enclosure
Hachigata Castle Sasa enclosure

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Musashi Province
Edo Castle
Kawagoe Castle
Oshi Castle
Iwatsuki Castle
Hachigata Castle
Sugiyama Castle
Sugaya Castle
Ogura Castle
Musashi Matsuyama Castle
Hachioji Castle
Takiyama Castle
Kozukue Castle
Chigasaki Castle
Shinagawa Daiba

Saitama Prefecture
Kawagoe Castle
Oshi Castle
Iwatsuki Castle
Hachigata Castle
Sugiyama Castle
Sugaya Castle
Ogura Castle
Musashi Matsuyama Castle

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Hachigata Castle Soto enclosure

Soto enclosure



Hachigata Castle Main entrance

Main entrance



Hachigata Castle Third enclosure

Third enclosure



Hachigata Castle Second enclosure

Second enclosure



Hachigata Castle Main enclosure

Main enclosure



Hachigata Castle Sasa enclosure

Sasa enclosure




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