This is all about Nanao Castle Ruins you want to know.
Every information you get on this site will be from a credible source based on Japanese history ( books for reference).
【available on youtube】 Restoration CG movie of Nanao Castle in Sengoku Warlord Period produced by Nanao City Board of Education （Authorized publication No.448, Feb.26,2020） This amazing movie is highly recommended (about 10 minutes), Please check it out. ※Japanese narration only
Picture of Nanao Castle from brochure by Nanao Castle Museum Profile : Nanao Castle Ruins
Location Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture Also known as Matsuo Castle Type of castle Mountaintop Mountain's name Mt.Matsuo Elevation 300m Condition Ruins Designation National Historic Sites Year built 1428-1429 Abolished 1589 Castle lord Hatakeyama Mitsunori Refurbishment lord Hatakeyama Yoshitsuna
Portrait of Uesugi kenshin from Wikipedia Defeated Hatakeyama Clan in Siege of Nanao (1576-1577) and entered the castle. Since then, conquered the Noto region.
Family Crest of Hatakeyama Clan from "Wikipedia" The family crest was originally created from the pattern that the emperor and the royal family put on the kimono, and the pattern was made into a fixed pattern, and the one attached to his own oxcart is said to be the beginning of the family crest. The warlords drew large crests on the flag-fingers, used to distinguish enemy views on the battlefield, and used by the generals to determine which warlords were active and how much. Nanao Castle admission
admission fee : 200yen (Adult) for free : under junior high school students ※Nanao Castle History Museum
admission time : am9-pm5 closing period : December 11 - March 10 every Monday (Tuesday if it is holyday) reference official site Nanao Castle Google Map
Nanao Castle Images
The Impregnable mountaintop style castle across the seven ridges Most of the Kuruwa stone walls remain, centering on the Honmaru stone wall, which is a stack of five low stone walls, and there are many valuable archeological remains. Therefore, when talking about castles of this type , Nanao is considered an important archeological site in history.
Although Nawabari, which makes use of the mountain slopes, still remains, it is said that most of the stone walls that were built were created by Maeda Toshiie , who later ruled the castle. The height of the stone wall is less than 4m at most, it is also a valuable material that tells tall stone wall (Takaishigaki) could not be assembled with the stone wall construction technology of the Sengoku Warlord Period.
Also it has a very long Kuruwa along the ridge, and can't help admiring its grand arrangement. It was attacked by Uesugi Kenshin, but even with Kenshin's strong reputation for war, he managed to drop the castle, thanks to the plague that spread just at the same time and the adoption of Hatakeyama vassal fortunately.
There is a promenade at Nanao Castle, and can also walk around the mountains. However, it is better to pay attention to the time and weather. Because it is very vast,
Kyūshaku-Ishi (九尺≒about 3m length) A stone that is the cornerstone of the castle's protection, named after the size of the stone.
Ruins of Yusa Clan residence Signboard says, "This kuruwa is located just west of Honmaru and in the center of this castle, so it is said to have been the site of Yusa's residence, which was second only to the castle owner".
Ruins of Chōdomaru Signboard says,"this is the place where combat equipment such as bow and arrow set up, and numerous excavated items are found here".
Ruins of Nukui Clan residence This signboard says, "Nukui Clan is one of the eight ministers who assist Hatakeyama, the castle owner".
Link-1 : Japanese five most especially famous mountaintop castle
【west japan】 Kannonji Castle 【north japan】 Odani Castle 【west japan】 Kasugayama Castle 【central japan】Nanao Castle Gassantoda Castle Link-2 : Japanese major fortress
【east japan】 Ichijōdani Castle 【west japan】 Odawara Castle 【central japan】 Kumamoto Castle 【central japan】Nanao Castle Yamanaka Castle Link-3 : A castle closely related to [block]12[/block]
【east japan】 Kasugayama Castle 【north japan】Nanao Castle Odawara Castle