Ogawashimo Castle

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History

Ogawashimojō was constructed in 1446 by Ishikawa Masayasu. His son, Chikayasu, became a vassal of the Matsudaira when they were based at Ansho Castle. Thereafter, the next lord, Kiyokane, was a vassal of the Matsudaira when they were based at Okazaki Castle. Later descendants became close to Tokugawa Ieyasu, and it was one of these, Ishikawa Kazumasa, a servant of Takechiyo (Ieyasu) since childhood when they were both hostages of the Imagawa, who would defect to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585, and go onto construct Matsumoto Castle in 1593.


Visit Notes

Ogawashimojō, also known as Ogawa-Higashijō or just Ogawajō, is a minor fortification site in the Ogawa area of Anjō Municipality; no ruins remain, and the site is now temples and a residential area. The cenotaphs of the Ishikawa Clan can be found between here and the site of Ogawamatobaoka Castle which is paired with Ogawashimo Castle.




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Castle Profile
English Name Ogawashimo Castle
Japanese Name 小川志茂城
Alternate Names Ogawa-Higashijō / Ogawajō
Founder Ishikawa Masayasu
Year Founded 1466
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Sakurai Station on the Meitetsu-Nishio Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7; Free; Park
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Anjō, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 54' 33.62" N, 137° 5' 30.44" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Friends of JCastle
Jōkaku Hōrōki
Umoreta Kojō
Aichi Shiro


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