Kiyosu CastleKiyosu City, Aichi Prefecture

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Kiyosu Castle DATA
Other nameKiyosu Castle
castle construction1405
address1-1 Asahi Castle House, Kiyosu City, Aichi Prefecture
Access to Kiyosu Castle
15 minutes walk from JR Kiyosu Station or Meitetsu Shinkiyosu Station.

HISTORYAbout Kiyosu Castle

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Battle of SekigaharaThe battle that divided the world - What was the trigger, summary, and what happened next?
On September 15, 1600, the ``Battle of Sekigahara,'' said to be the battle that divided the world, took place. In this battle, the eastern army led by Tokugawa Ieyasu and the western army led by Ishida Mitsunari clashed at Sekigahara (Sekigahara Town, Gifu Prefecture), but the eastern army won in just six hours.
Battle of Sekigahara
Battle of OkehazamaOda Nobunaga wins an unexpected victory! ?
The opportunity for Oda Nobunaga to advance from being the lord of Owari Province to taking over the entire country was the Battle of Okehazama, a battle with Yoshimoto Imagawa that took place in May 1560. The young lord of the Oda family, who had just succeeded his parents, was known as the ``best bowman in Kaido.''
Battle of Okehazama
Battle of Inabayama CastleOda Nobunaga conquers Mino
In August 1567, Oda Nobunaga attacked Inabayama Castle, the stronghold of the Saito clan in Mino Province (Gifu Prefecture), defeated Tatsuoki Saito, and conquered Mino. After this battle, known as the ``Battle of Inabayama Castle'', Nobunaga took over Inabayama Castle as ``
Battle of Inabayama Castle
Kiyosu ConferenceThe meeting where Nobunaga's successor was decided
On June 2, 1582, Oda Nobunaga was killed by Akechi Mitsuhide in the Honnoji Incident. Moreover, his eldest son, Nobutada Oda, committed suicide during the rebellion, leaving Nobunaga with no successor. So on June 27th, we decided on a successor.
Kiyosu Conference
Kiyosu AllianceOda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu, an alliance that lasted about 20 years
Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu are known to have had a good relationship over a long period of time, despite the turbulent Sengoku period. The symbol of this is the Kiyosu Alliance, which was concluded between the two countries in 1562. Oritokudo
Kiyosu Alliance

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Oda NobunagaA military commander who fell before the unification of the country
What impression do you have of Oda Nobunaga, who is extremely well known and popular among the Sengoku warlords? He is not only considered one of the three great heroes, but is also a military commander with many ups and downs, from his battle episodes to his innovative side and even his tragic death. Decision
Oda Nobunaga
Tadayoshi MatsudairaThe daimyo who started the fire at Sekigahara
In the late Muromachi period, the period of war, also known as the Sengoku period, ended with the Tokugawa clan. The battle that brought an end to this era was the Battle of Sekigahara. In this battle, more than 100,000 people faced each other in east and west, and Tadashi Matsudaira fired the first shot.
Tadayoshi Matsudaira
Masanori FukushimaSeven spears of Shizugatake
During the Sengoku period, Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a military commander who became a ruler after Oda Nobunaga was defeated in the Honnoji Incident. Many young people served Hideyoshi as pages. These include Kiyomasa Kato, Mitsunari Ishida, and Masanori Fukushima. Masanori Fukushima was born in Owari Province and was a relative of Hideyoshi.
Masanori Fukushima

History of the Kiyosu clan, with Kiyosu Castle as its domain office

Three hollyhocks in a circle

Matsudaira family crest “three hollyhocks in a circle”

Kiyosu Domain DATA
Domain officeKiyosu Castle
old areaKiyosu, Owari Province
stone height470,000 koku
Fudai/TozamaParent clan
main lordMatsudaira clan/Tokugawa family
Estimated population260,000 people (first year of the Meiji era)

During the Sengoku period, Kiyosu Castle was the residence of the Oda clan (Oda Yamato no kami family), the shugo (lord of the castle), but Nobunaga Oda, who was from a branch of the clan, stole it and made it his residence. However, after Nobunaga moved his base to Gifu Castle and then to Azuchi Castle, the value of Kiyosu Castle decreased drastically. In June 1582, after Nobunaga died in the Honnoji Incident, a conference to discuss Nobunaga's successor, the so-called Kiyosu Conference, was held at Kiyosu Castle, and at this time, Toyotomi Hideyoshi decided that Nobunaga's successor would be Nobunaga's successor. Nobunaga's second son, Nobuo Oda, was appointed as the lord of Kiyosu Castle.

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