Ichijodani Asakura ResidenceFukui City, Fukui Prefecture

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Other nameIchijodani Castle
castle constructionnot clear
addressKidonouchi Town, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

It is located in a valley along the Ichijodani River, a further tributary of the Asuwa River, a tributary of the Kuzuryu River, about 10 kilometers southeast of present-day Fukui City. It consists of a castle town and mansion ruins from the Sengoku period, and a mountain castle in the background.

Access to Ichijodani Asakura House
Approximately 30 minutes walk from Ichijodani Station on the JR Etsubihoku Line.

HISTORYAbout Ichijodani Asakura House

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Battle of Ichijodani CastleThe Asakura clan was destroyed in the Battle of Ichijodani Castle! What was the final moment when he was betrayed by his cousin?
In the Battle of Ichijodani Castle, which took place in 1573, Oda Nobunaga destroyed the prestigious Echizen Asakura clan, which ruled Echizen Province (Fukui Prefecture) for a long time. Yoshikage Asakura, the head of the Asakura family, fought at the Battle of Kanegasaki in 1570.
Battle of Ichijodani Castle

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Yoshikage AsakuraNobleman of Echizen
During the period commonly known as the Sengoku period, there was a feudal lord known as the Asakura clan who rose to prominence in Echizen Province, Hokuriku (present-day Reinan, Fukui Prefecture). The last head of the Asakura family was Yoshikage Asakura. When Yoshikage became the head of the Asakura family, he took over the wandering Yoshiaki Ashikaga.
Yoshikage Asakura
Nagamasa AsaiThe last head of the Asai family in Kitaomi
During the Sengoku period, Omi Province was an important transportation hub. Controlling this area also led to closer unification of the country. The Asai family ruled Kita-Omi, which was on the route from Gifu to Kyoto. that last
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City peopleA beautiful woman representing the Sengoku period
During the Sengoku period, political marriages between feudal lords, lords, and vassals functioned as an important diplomatic measure. In particular, there are many eldest sons and daughters of neighboring feudal lords, such as Nobunaga Oda and Dosan Saito's daughter Kicho, and Nobuyasu Matsudaira (eldest son of Ieyasu Tokugawa) and Nobunaga's daughter Tokuhime.
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