Takeda Nobushige Yakata

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Takeda-Nobushige-yakata was the fortified manor hall of Takeda Nobushige.

One castle blogger (Jyokakuzukan) writes about Nobushige's life, and, since it seemed to me to be instilled with suitable pathos, I present it here translated:

"Although the Takeda Clan is known as the governing clan of Kai Province, its history has been a tumultuous one, and it is considered to be an unfortunate clan. From the Kamakura period (1185-1333), many members of the Takeda Clan were executed by Minamoto Yoritomo. The history of the Takeda family has not been smooth sailing since then, and successive generations of heads of the family have inherited a history of hardship and misery. Takeda Nobushige was the son of Takeda Nobumitsu, who was defeated in the Uesugi Zenshū Rebellion. After his father was killed, Nobushige became a monk at Mount Koya. But he would enter Kai under the order of the Muromachi Shogunate, only to become involved in a constant struggle with the provincial landlords, and was basically unable to govern. Nobushige was caught up in the conflict between the Muromachi Shogunate and the Kamakura Shogunate and lived in seclusion in western Japan, but in his final days he was killed in a raid by Anayama Izumori, ending his life of misfortune."

Visit Notes

The site of Takeda Nobushige's manor hall is now that of the temple Jōjuin. There are no ruins left of the medieval residence but Takeda Nobushige's cenotaph can be found at the temple.

  • Takeda Nobushige's Cenotaph

Castle Profile
English Name Takeda Nobushige Yakata
Japanese Name 武田信重館
Founder Takeda Nobushige
Year Founded 15th century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest Station is Isawa-Onsen Station on the Chūō Main Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 37' 42.10" N, 138° 37' 5.77" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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