Mizutake Castle (Mikawa)

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Mizutakejō was built as the fortified residence of Kanada Yoriharu of the Mizutake-Kanada Clan. Mizutakejō became a satellite fortification of Kaminogōjō, the castle of Udono Naganari. In 1561, Matsudaira Motoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu) ordered Matsui Tadatsugu to take Mizutakejō. The attack on the compound involved the construction of a temporary fort by the attackers in order to help surround it. Castellan Kanada Motomasa was killed during the siege of Kaminogōjō in early 1562. Mizutakejō was destroyed at this time.

See also: Kaminogou Castle (Mikawa)

Visit Notes

Mizutakejō was near where I got lunch whilst touring fortification sites around Gamagôri, otherwise I might not have bothered stopping to take a picture of the area today, as no ruins remain. The site is located in the area within Gamagôri Municipality called Mizutake (水竹町). An alternative name for the castle is Matsuzakijō (松崎城) and the locale (koaza) today is known as Matsuzaki / Matsumae (松前).


Castle Profile
English Name Mizutake Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河水竹城
Alternate Names Matsuzakijō (松崎城)
Founder Kanada Yoriharu
Year Founded Before 1561
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Mikawa-Shiotsu Station on the Meitetsu-Gamagôri and Tōkaidō Main Lines; 30 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; fields
Time Required 5 minutes
Website https://www.net-plaza.org/KANKO/gamagori/shiro/mizutake/index.html
Location Gamagôri, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 50' 7.44" N, 137° 14' 13.27" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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