Kamagari Castle (Omi)
Kamagarijō was the fortified residence of Lord Kawamagari, whose honourific title was 'Guardian of Iki Province'. He was renowned as 'one of the three great calligraphers of Ōmi Province'. The Kawamagari Clan were vassals of the Sasaki Clan. The Shimizu Clan were also vassals of the Sasaki Clan and they had their residences near to Kamagarijō, including the residences of Shimizu Genpachi and Shimizu Shirōwemon.
Only place names, such as Horinomae ('Afore the Moat') and Horinōchi ('Within the Moat'), remain of Kamagarijō ('Riverbend Castle'). The site is now farmland, and the precincts of a temple and shrine (which were probably the same institution formerly); the shrine is Kawamagari-jinja. As the name suggests, the castle was situated within the bend of a river. The yamajiro (mountaintop castle) of Wadayamajō is nearby.
Also see Wadayama Castle (Shiga).
|English Name||Kamagari Castle|
|Year Founded||Medieval Era|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Notogawa Station on the Biwako Line; 30 minute walk.|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 10' 13.44" N, 136° 11' 9.64" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Oshiro Tabi Nikki|